TMDB Rating 6.7
IMDB Rating 8

Series Details

Seasons: 12

Total Episodes: 1223

Creators: Dan Curtis

Networks: ABC

Status: Ended

First Air Date: Jun 27, 1966

Recent Air Date: Apr 2, 1971

Run Time: m

In Production: No

Original Language: English

Age Rating: NR

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Dark Shadows is an American gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. The show was created by Dan Curtis. The story bible, which was written by Art Wallace, does not mention any supernatural elements. It was unprecedented in daytime television when ghosts were introduced about six months after it began. The series became hugely popular when vampire Barnabas Collins appeared a year into its run. Dark Shadows also featured werewolves, zombies, man-made monsters, witches, warlocks, time travel, and a parallel universe. A small company of actors each played many roles; indeed, as actors came and went, some characters were played by more than one actor. Major writers besides Art Wallace included Malcolm Marmorstein, Sam Hall, Gordon Russell, and Violet Welles. Dark Shadows was distinguished by its vividly melodramatic performances, atmospheric interiors, memorable storylines, numerous dramatic plot twists, unusually adventurous music score, and broad and epic cosmos of characters and heroic adventures. Now regarded as something of a classic, it continues to enjoy an intense cult following. Although the original series ran for only five years, its scheduling as a daily daytime drama allowed it to amass more single episodes during its run than most other science-fiction/fantasy genre series produced for English-language television, including Doctor Who and the entire Star Trek television franchise. Only the paranormal soap opera Passions, with a total of 2,231 episodes, has more.

Main Cast

Jonathan Frid

Jonathan Frid

Barnabas Collins

Age : 87 | Popularity : 3%

Grayson Hall

Grayson Hall

Julia Hoffman

Age : 62 | Popularity : 5%

Joan Bennett

Joan Bennett

Elizabeth Collins Stoddard

Age : 80 | Popularity : 8%

David Selby

David Selby

Quentin Collins

Age : 81 | Popularity : 8%

Kathryn Leigh Scott

Kathryn Leigh Scott

Maggie Evans

Age : 79 | Popularity : 3%

Lara Parker

Lara Parker

Angelique Bouchard Collins

Age : 83 | Popularity : 5%

Alexandra Isles

Alexandra Isles

Victoria Winters

Age : N/A | Popularity : 3%

Nancy Barrett

Nancy Barrett

Carolyn Stoddard

Age : 78 | Popularity : 3%



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