There are things in the dark, things adults deny but children are right to fear…
Carl Kolchak is the “Night Stalker,” a newspaper reporter who investigates strange deaths and unexplained phenomena. He asks the questions that no one else will about the cases the police can’t, or won’t, solve.
Eighteen months ago, a sudden attack on a deserted highway left reporter Carl Kolchak injured but alive. His wife wasn’t so lucky. Since then, his determination to find out who, or what, killed her has led him to track other unexplained, violent deaths, all seemingly touched by the supernatural. How are the crimes related? And why do some victims end up with a strange red birthmark on their wrists?
Kolchak is convinced that something terrible is happening, but the authorities, especially the FBI, don’t seem to agree; in their eyes, Kolchak is the prime suspect in his wife’s death.
A murder shockingly similar to his wife’s leads Kolchak to Los Angeles, where he has signed on as a writer for the Los Angeles Beacon. Senior crime reporter Perri Reed is skeptical of Kolchak’s wild theories, but impressed by his uncanny ability to ferret out information that no one else dares to. Young and ambitious photographer Jain McManus is eager to go follow Kolchak’s unorthodox instincts. Together, Reed and McManus will aid Kolchak as he follows the bizarre and inexplicable stories that won’t be printed in any newspaper.
Based on the cult-favorite classic ’70s series but reimagined by Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files) in 2005, Night Stalker stars Stuart Townsend (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) as Carl Kolchak, Gabrielle Union (The Honeymooners) as Perri Reed, Eric Jungmann (Not Another Teen Movie) as Jain McManus and Cotter Smith (X2) as Tony Vincenzo.
Canceled after just six episodes by ABC, this virtual continuation picks up where the twelve original scripts left off and finishes the first season with ten new episodes before moving into the future. James Jordan(Millennium) serves as executive producer, heading up a diverse and talented staff.