Lucan (TV series)

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Lucan
Genre Drama
Written by Michael Zagor
Directed by David Greene
Starring Ned Beatty
Kevin Brophy
Stockard Channing
John Randolph
Lou Frizzell
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 11
Production
Running time 74 minutes
Production company(s) MGM Television
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run 22 May 1977 – 4 December 1978

Lucan is a TV drama which aired on ABC from 1977 to 1978, starring Kevin Brophy, John Randolph, Stockard Channing and Don Gordon.

A 20-year old man (Brophy) who spent the first 10 years of his life running wild in the forest after being raised by wolves, Lucan is taken to a research institute and taught the ways of human society. He is befriended by a kind research doctor whom he bonded with during his journey to civilization. Lucan's continued freedom at the research center is put in peril once his doctor friend and mentor is hurt.

Unable to insure Lucan's well being at the institute, his friend encourages him to strike out on his own in search of his identity. The short-lived TV series chronicled the encounters, challenges, and intrigues Lucan faced interacting with people using his new learned social graces and old Wolfen instincts.

Lucan did have special Wolfen skills that were invoked when he was made very angry. When upset to the point of violence his eyes glowed amber. He also had heightened senses of smell and hearing. In a few episodes he was able to call on his old wolf family/pack for help.

This series was based on a 1977 made-for-TV movie of the same name directed by David Greene.

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