Freedom (TV series)

Freedom is an American science fiction television series that aired on the UPN network from October 27 to December 22, 2000. There were 13 episodes filmed, including the original pilot, but only 7 episodes were aired in the United States.

Freedom
GenreScience fiction
Created byHans Tobeason
StarringHolt McCallany
Scarlett Chorvat
Bodhi Elfman
Darius McCrary
Georg Stanford Brown
James Morrison
Françoise Yip
Nigel Johnson
Theme music composerEddie Jobson
Composer(s)Sean Callery
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (6 unaired on UPN)
Production
Production location(s)Canada
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)Silver Pictures Television
Pandemonium Pictures Limited
Warner Bros. Television
Release
Original networkUPN
Picture formatNTSC/480i60
Audio formatDolby Surround
Original releaseOctober 27 (2000-10-27) –
December 22, 2000 (2000-12-22)

PlotEdit

After war breaks out in the Middle East, combined with an economic downturn that causes mass unemployment and homelessness in America, the President of the United States travels extensively to resolve the matter but Air Force One goes down and he (or she) is presumed dead. The United States is taken over by the military in what becomes an invisible coup, who label themselves the "Regime". Four military personnel, from different sections of the uniformed services are arrested for unknown charges (one later reveals he was ordered to assassinate the President and refused, resulting in false charges being brought against him), and remanded to prison, where they are later freed by rebels. The four join up with a wider resistance movement against the military government in order to restore the Constitution and bring freedom back to the people.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

The original pilot was reshot with the eventual series cast.[citation needed]

EpisodesEdit

No.TitleDirected by [1]Original air dateProd.
code [1]
1"Alpha Dogs"Bryan SpicerOctober 27, 2000 (2000-10-27)226851
2"The Chase"Paul AbascalNovember 3, 2000 (2000-11-03)226852
3"Assassins"Jeff WoolnoughNovember 10, 2000 (2000-11-10)226855
4"Enemy"Ian ToyntonNovember 17, 2000 (2000-11-17)226853
5"Freezone"Oley SassoneNovember 24, 2000 (2000-11-24)226854
6"Siege"Oley SassoneDecember 1, 2000 (2000-12-01)226856
7"Lone Wolf"David WuDecember 22, 2000 (2000-12-22)226857
8"Pilot"
"War"
Corey YuenUnaired296728
9"Thieves"Don KurtUnaired226858
10"Return"Paul AbascalUnaired226859
11"Livewire"Vern GillumUnaired226860
12"Mind Game"Terrence O'HaraUnaired226861
13"Ransom"Don KurtUnaired226862

BroadcastEdit

The episodes that were unaired in the United States aired internationally, and the full series is still occasionally broadcast in Brazil.[2] Sci-Fi Channel began airing reruns of the show in 2006. The unaired episodes would be aired for the first time in America in 2008.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search [search: "Freedom : no."]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  2. ^ http://www.tvobscurities.com/articles/freedom/

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