Michael Colefield is unwillingly thrust into the nightmarish world of vampires when he discovers a secret government organisation operating undercover within the police when his friend Jack disappears under suspicious circumstances on the eve of his wedding.
|Series cast summary:|
|Jack Davenport||-||Detective Sergeant Michael Colefield 6 episodes, 1998|
|Susannah Harker||-||Dr. Angela March 6 episodes, 1998|
|Idris Elba||-||Vaughan Rice 6 episodes, 1998|
|Philip Quast||-||Father Pearse J. Harman 6 episodes, 1998|
|Colette Brown||-||Kirsty 6 episodes, 1998|
|Fiona Dolman||-||Frances 6 episodes, 1998|
|Thomas Lockyer||-||Jacob 4 episodes, 1998|
|Sean Cernow||-||Lestat 3 episodes, 1998|
|Corin Redgrave||-||Dr. Paul Hoyle / - 2 episodes, 1998|
|Stephen Moyer||-||Jack / - 2 episodes, 1998|
|Elizabeth Earl||-||Angie's Daughter 2 episodes, 1998|
|Georgia Goodman||-||Emilie 2 episodes, 1998|
Creator Joe Ahearne never intended to write and direct all six episodes. While the producers commissioned scripts from other writers, they ultimately felt that no other writers or directors understood Ahearn's vision as well as he. The result was that Ahearn's time was consumed with the development of the first series, and he was never able to outline a second arc. Ahearn also admits that he believes high-concept series are best kept short, so that they don't run out of steam and have to be re-invented.
The word 'vampire' is never used in the series. Instead, the characters refer to them officially as Code 5's (5 in Roman numerals is 'V'), or unofficially as 'leeches'.
Susannah Harker, who plays a vampire hunter here, is in reality a descendant of Jonathon Harker, a friend of Bram Stoker, and who was immortalized in Stoker's novel "Dracula".
In 2000, the Fox network in America produced a pilot episode for a US remake of 'Ultraviolet'. However, the series was not picked up and the pilot itself never aired.
Idris Elba reprised his role as Vaughn Rice in the unaired US remake.
Screened cinematically at some film festivals.
Despite that this is a show about vampires, the term Vampire is never used in the entire show.
Stephen Moyer would also go on to play vampire in True Blood.
All 6 episodes in the series have Latin names.