The series takes place during the years leading up to the year 2000, and follows offender profiler Frank Black (Lance Henriksen), a law enforcement consultant with the ability to see inside the mind of criminals, working for a mysterious organization known as the Millennium Group. Despite premièring with impressive ratings, viewership declined throughout its three-season run, and it was finally canceled by Fox in 1999 after a total of sixty-seven episodes.
Forensic profiler Frank Black (Lance Henriksen), a member of the private investigative organisation Millennium Group, is asked to investigate a killer who targets mourners after visiting the funerals of strangers.
"Blood Relatives" saw the series' first writing credit for Johannessen, who would contribute another twelve episodes across three seasons. The episode; which opens with a quotation from the Christian Gospel of Luke; went on to receive positive reviews from critics, drawing comparisons to The X-Files and Cracker(star Robbie Coltrane pictured).