Angel of Death (web series)
|Angel of Death|
|Created by||Ed Brubaker|
|Directed by||Paul Etheredge|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Running time||8 to 10 minutes|
|Original release||March 2 – March 13, 2009|
Angel of Death is a web series created by Ed Brubaker. The series stars Zoë Bell as Eve, an assassin taking revenge on her former employers. The series also features Lucy Lawless. It is produced by White Rock Lake Production and distributed by Sony Pictures Television.
The episodes were released on Crackle from March 2 to March 13, 2009. A second season has not yet been produced.
The show is a thriller about the assassin, Eve, who is employed by a ruthless crime family. After suffering a severe head trauma (knife through her head) while on the job, she begins to hallucinate and becomes haunted by her victims. As a result of her injury, Eve is driven to seek revenge on those who ordered the hits in the first place—her mob employers.
While developing the story about a cold-blooded killer growing a conscience, Brubaker's original idea for the series was a hitman afflicted with brain cancer, but then remembered watching a scene in an old PBS documentary series where a patient walked into the ER with a hunting knife stabbed right through his skull, and drew inspiration from that for Eve's head injury. Angel of Death is Brubaker's first online series.
Once the show has finished its original online broadcast, it was released on DVD, with new footage. The DVD was going to be released in June 2009, but instead ended being released on July 28, 2009.[needs update]
- Zoë Bell: Eve, the assassin.
- Lucy Lawless: Vera, Eve's next door neighbor.
- Doug Jones: Dr. Rankin, who helps Eve after her head trauma.
- Vail Bloom: Regina Downes
- Ted Raimi: Jed Norton
- Brian Poth: Graham Prescott
- Justin Huen: Franklin
- Jake Abel: Cameron Downes
- Monica Staggs: The Madame
|1||"Edge"||March 2, 2009|
|The viewers are introduced to Eve, who winds up in a bad way after a botched job.|
|2||"Conscious"||March 9, 2009|
|Eve visits Dr. Rankin (Doug Jones), hoping he can extract the knife from her skull.|
|3||"Workday"||March 30, 2009|
|Eve goes back to work, helping to take out Jed Norton (Ted Raimi), but can't quite keep it together with her visions.|
|4||"Made Man"||April 6, 2009|
|In an effort to make her visions go away, Eve pays Arthur Max a violent visit.|
|5||"Escape"||April 27, 2009|
|After getting trapped in Max's office, Eve must fight her way out.|
|6||"Help"||May 11, 2009|
|Eve ends up in the care of Vera (Lucy Lawless) while her rivals try to get a handle on the situation.|
|7||"Old Man"||June 1, 2009|
|Going after the big boss, Eve only finds a sick old man and his weeping daughter, Regina Downes (Vail Bloom).|
|8||"Innocent"||June 8, 2009|
|Graham (Brian Poth) has figured a way out for him and Eve. But Regina makes sure her brother Cameron (Jake Abel) puts a stop to that.|
|9||"The Hunt"||June 15, 2009|
|Finding both Graham and Vera dead, Eve moves in for the kill at the big boss' funeral, which the Downes siblings are attending, along with her old protégé Franklin.|
|10||"Absolution"||June 22, 2009|
|Bursting into the funeral puts Eve at risk, but it is one she's willing to risk to avenge Graham's death.|
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