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Millennium The Pilot (1996–1999) Online

Millennium The Pilot (1996–1999) Online
Original Title :
The Pilot
Genre :
TV Episode / Crime / Drama / Horror / Mystery / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Year :
Directror :
David Nutter
Cast :
Lance Henriksen,Megan Gallagher,Bill Smitrovich
Writer :
Chris Carter,Chris Carter
Type :
TV Episode
Time :
Rating :
Millennium The Pilot (1996–1999) Online

Former FBI profiler Frank Black returns to his hometown of Seattle with his wife Catherine, a clinical social worker, and their little daughter, Jordan. Frank, his old friend Lt. Bob 'Bletch' Bletcher, Det. Bob Giebelhouse from the Seattle Police Department, and Peter Watts from the mysterious Millennium Group that Frank works for as a consultant investigate a series of psychosexual homicides being committed by a deranged and confused serial killer driven by Nostradamus and biblical prophecies, who believes he's punishing his victims, mostly strippers and male prostitutes, for their sin of lust.
Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lance Henriksen Lance Henriksen - Frank Black
Megan Gallagher Megan Gallagher - Catherine Black
Bill Smitrovich Bill Smitrovich - Lt. Bob 'Bletch' Bletcher
Terry O'Quinn Terry O'Quinn - Peter Watts
Paul Dillon Paul Dillon - The Frenchman
Brittany Tiplady Brittany Tiplady - Jordan Black
Stephen E. Miller Stephen E. Miller - Det. Roger Kamm
Stephen J. Lang Stephen J. Lang - Det. Bob Giebelhouse (as Stephen James Lang)
Kate Luyben Kate Luyben - Tuesday
April Telek April Telek - Calamity
Don MacKay Don MacKay - Jack Meredith
Michael Puttonen Michael Puttonen - Pathologist Massey (as Mike Puttonen)
Jarred Blancard Jarred Blancard - Young Man at Ruby Tip
Jim Thorburn Jim Thorburn - Coffin Man
Kimm Wakefield Kimm Wakefield - Young Woman

Writing the Season 2 Expediente X: Irresistible (1995) gave Chris Carter the inspiration to pursue this darker series.

Fox initially wanted to cast William Hurt as Frank Black.

Over 17 million people tuned in to watch the pilot episode - a record at the time.

The show's working title was "2000".

Lance Henriksen was particularly keen (certainly in the show's first season) not to make Frank Black a typical gun-toting detective. In fact, in this opening season, Black very rarely is seen with a gun in his hand.

The first of only four episodes in the series directed by David Nutter.

The image of the kidnap victim with his eyes and mouth sewn shut would be revived by Chris Carter in Expediente X (1993) in Season 5 in the episodes Expediente X: Patient X (1998) and Expediente X: The Red and the Black (1998).

Chris Carter was so impressed by David Fincher's Seven (1995) that he recruited that film's production designer Gary Wissner.

Fox spent $10 million on the show's launch, including running it in 25 cinemas around the country.

The first of three episodes in the first season written by Chris Carter.

Filmed over the course of a month - an unheard of amount of time for a TV episode.

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