Freedom (TV series)
|Created by||Hans Tobeason|
Georg Stanford Brown
|Theme music composer||Eddie Jobson|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13 (6 unaired on UPN)|
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Production companies||Silver Pictures Television|
Pandaemonium Pictures Limited
Warner Bros. Television
|Audio format||Dolby Surround|
|Original release||October 27 –|
December 22, 2000
Freedom is an American science fiction television series that aired on the UPN network from October 27 to December 22, 2000. There were 13 episodes filmed, including the original pilot, but only 7 episodes were aired in the United States.
After war breaks out in the Middle East, combined with an economic downturn that causes mass unemployment and homelessness in America, the President of the United States travels extensively to resolve the matter but Air Force One crashes and the President is presumed dead. The United States is taken over by the US military in what becomes an invisible coup, and the faction label themselves the "Regime". Four military personnel, from different sections of the uniformed services are arrested for unknown charges - one later reveals he was ordered to assassinate the President and refused, resulting in false charges being brought against him - and remanded to prison, where they are later freed by unknown rebels. The four join up with a wider resistance movement against the military government in order to restore the Constitution and bring freedom back to the people.
- Holt McCallany as Owen Decker
- Scarlett Chorvat as Becca Shaw
- Bodhi Elfman as Londo Pearl
- Darius McCrary as James Barrett
- Georg Stanford Brown as Walter Young
- James Morrison as Colonel Tim Devon
- Françoise Yip as Jin
- Nigel Johnson as Billy
The original pilot was reshot with the eventual series cast.
|No.||Title||Directed by ||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||"Alpha Dogs"||Bryan Spicer||October 27, 2000||226851|
|2||"The Chase"||Paul Abascal||November 3, 2000||226852|
|3||"Assassins"||Jeff Woolnough||November 10, 2000||226855|
|4||"Enemy"||Ian Toynton||November 17, 2000||226853|
|5||"Freezone"||Oley Sassone||November 24, 2000||226854|
|6||"Siege"||Oley Sassone||December 1, 2000||226856|
|7||"Lone Wolf"||David Wu||December 22, 2000||226857|
|12||"Mind Game"||Terrence O'Hara||Unaired||226861|
The episodes that were unaired in the United States aired internationally, and the full series is still occasionally broadcast in Brazil. Sci-Fi Channel began airing reruns of the show in 2006. The unaired episodes would be aired for the first time in America in 2008.
- From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search [search: "Freedom : no."]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
- "Freedom". tvobscurities.com. tvobscurities. 26 August 2004. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
the final five episodes never aired in the United States were broadcast in Brazil, potentially for the first time anywhere.