Freedom (TV series)

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Freedom
GenreScience fiction
Created byHans Tobeason
Starring
Theme music composerEddie Jobson
Composers
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9 (4 unaired on UPN)
Production
Production locationCanada
Running time45 minutes
Production companies
Original release
NetworkUPN
ReleaseOctober 27 (2000-10-27) –
December 22, 2000 (2000-12-22)

Freedom is an American science fiction television series that aired on the UPN[1] network from October 27 to December 22, 2000. There were 13 episodes filmed, including the original pilot, but only 9 episodes were aired in the United States.

Plot[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The original pilot was reshot with the eventual series cast.[citation needed]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected by [2]Original air dateProd.
code [2]
1"Alpha Dogs"Bryan SpicerOctober 27, 2000 (2000-10-27)226851
2"The Chase"Paul AbascalNovember 3, 2000 (2000-11-03)226852
3"Assassins"Jeff WoolnoughNovember 10, 2000 (2000-11-10)226855
4"Enemy"Ian ToyntonNovember 17, 2000 (2000-11-17)226853
5"Freezone"Oley SassoneNovember 24, 2000 (2000-11-24)226854
6"Siege"Oley SassoneDecember 1, 2000 (2000-12-01)226856
7"Lone Wolf"David WuDecember 8, 2000 (2000-12-08)226857
8"Pilot"
"War"
Corey YuenDecember 15, 2000 (2000-12-15)296728
9"Thieves"Don KurtDecember 22, 2000 (2000-12-22)226858
10"Return"Paul AbascalUnaired226859
11"Livewire"Vern GillumUnaired226860
12"Mind Game"Terrence O'HaraUnaired226861
13"Ransom"Don KurtUnaired226862

Broadcast[edit]

The episodes that were unaired in the United States aired internationally, and the full series is still occasionally broadcast in Brazil.<ref>"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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Owen, Rob (October 27, 2000). "Militia Smackdown". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 1 June 2022.
  2. ^ a b 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.

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