Ghost Wars (TV series)

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Ghost Wars
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Genre
Created bySimon Barry
Starring
Country of origin
  • United States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time42–43 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Nomadic Pictures
Release
Original networkSyfy
Picture format
Original releaseOctober 5, 2017 (2017-10-05) –
January 4, 2018 (2018-01-04)
External links
Website

Ghost Wars is a paranormal action television series created by Simon Barry.[1][2] It premiered on Syfy on October 5, 2017,[3] and concluded on January 4, 2018. Thirteen episodes were produced for the series. The series was released on Netflix in the UK on March 2, 2018.[4] On April 21, 2018, Syfy announced that the series had been cancelled after one season.[5]

Plot[edit]

Ghost Wars takes place in a remote Alaskan town that has been overrun by paranormal forces. The series focuses on local outcast Roman Mercer (Avan Jogia) who must overcome the town’s prejudices and his own personal demons if he is to harness his repressed psychic powers and save everyone from the mass haunting that is threatening to destroy them all.[2]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

  • Elise Gatien as Maggie Rennie, Roman’s ghostly friend and daughter of Doug Rennie, whose death still haunts her father.
  • Jesse Moss as Deputy Norman "Norm" Waters, a deputy sheriff who's first to believe in Roman's ghostly visions.
  • Andrew Moxham as Paolo Jones, a scientist at the LAMBDA Institute, who splits his time between the institute and town with his wife.
  • Sonja Bennett as Karla Kowalski-Jones, the owner of the town's local watering hole, who proves to be tougher than her husband, Paolo, thinks.
  • Luvia Petersen as Valerie "Val" McGrath-Dufresne, the sister of Billy, wife of Marilyn and Port Moore's mayor whose daughters' involvement with the ghosts cause her and her wife to fight to protect their family.
  • Allison James as Isabel McGrath-Dufresne, the daughter of Val and Marilyn, whose connection, along with twin sister Abigail, to the ghosts scares her parents.
  • Sarah Giles as Abigail McGrath-Dufresne, the daughter of Val and Marilyn, whose connection, along with her twin sister Isabel, to the ghosts scares her parents.
  • Veena Sood as Nadine Mercer, the necromancing mother of Roman, whose mysterious past still haunts her and her son still to the day.
  • Sharon Taylor as Sophia Moon, the town mortician who becomes haunted after the death of her son and fellow townspeople.
  • Kathryn Kirkpatrick as Carol (aka Bake Sale Carol), the church lady who's always willing to lend a hand to help or an ear for gossip.

Episodes[edit]

No.Title [6]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [6]US viewers
(millions)
1"Death's Door"David Von AnckenSimon BarryOctober 5, 2017 (2017-10-05)0.51[7]
Just as troubled medium Roman Mercer prepares to leave the small town of Port Moore, an earthquake strikes the Alaskan Island and awakens a supernatural force bent on destruction.
2"The Curse of Copperhead Rose"Leslie HopeSimon BarryOctober 12, 2017 (2017-10-12)0.51[8]
Roguish smuggler Billy sails into Port Moore to find his hometown disturbed by recent events, and as he moves to distribute his latest shipment, his beloved boat and only escape is overtaken by a presence of his past.
3"The Ghost in the Machine"Leslie HopeDamon VignaleOctober 19, 2017 (2017-10-19)0.39[9]
Pragmatic research scientist Landis Barker self-experiments to quantify the haunting of a Lambda Technologies branch in Port Moore after a particle accelerator test goes horribly wrong.
4"The Exorcism of Marcus Moon"Kristin LehmanKaren LamOctober 26, 2017 (2017-10-26)0.50[10]
As church membership flourishes, Reverend Dan soothes the anxieties of the townspeople, but when a young boy gets possessed, Dan wrestles with the thought of performing an unsanctioned exorcism.
5"Whatever Happened to Maggie Rennie"Michael NankinRachel LangerNovember 2, 2017 (2017-11-02)0.33[11]
The town leans on skeptical and steadfast handyman Doug after Port Moore's social structure begins to collapse, but when Doug's dead daughter persuades Roman to deliver a message, Doug's well being rapidly deteriorates.
6"We Need to Talk About Abigail"Mathias HerndlSonja BennettNovember 9, 2017 (2017-11-09)0.32[12]
As Val organizes a civil defense force to protect the town, her daughter Abigail goes missing; Billy leads the charge to find the girl, employing Roman's medium skills and anyone who's willing to set foot in the forest on the outskirts of town.
7"Whistle Past the Graveyard"Mathias HerndlDennis HeatonNovember 16, 2017 (2017-11-16)0.33[13]
A power outage sends Port Moore into a tailspin and somehow makes the ghosts stronger, prompting Roman, Billy, Landis and Dan to trek up to the dam to get the power back, but a long-buried town secret threatens to tear the group apart.
8"Two Graves"Kristin LehmanDamon VignaleNovember 30, 2017 (2017-11-30)0.25[14]
With his body in critical condition, Billy's spirit becomes trapped in the nightmarish ghost realm; Roman pursues Dan, looking for answers about his mother's death.
9"Post-Apocalypse Now"Jason PriestleyRachel LangerDecember 7, 2017 (2017-12-07)0.39[16]
An arrival from Lambda headquarters gives the town hope for the first time in weeks. The company distributes supplies, promising to get everyone off the island in due course. While the eccentric young CEO Daphne Vikander takes great interest in Roman, Landis suspects she has unsavory designs for the townspeople's future.[15]
10"The Pain Connection"Michael NankinStory by : Gemma Holdway
Teleplay by : Sonja Bennet & Karen Lam
December 14, 2017 (2017-12-14)0.29[17]
Lambda's attempts to experiment on their confiscated pod go awry when a grotesque Paolo emerges from the ghost vessel and unleashes havoc on anything in his path; a monster hunt begins.
11"The Feast"Jason PriestleyDamon VignaleDecember 21, 2017 (2017-12-21)0.34[18]
Landis and Billy try to make sense of the museum artifact; Norm is busy with a pregnant Karla harboring a ghost-child. Abigail's physical condition deteriorates, prompting Marilyn to finally realize that whatever is inside her daughter isn't normal.
12"There's No More Room in Hell"Simon BarryDennis HeatonDecember 28, 2017 (2017-12-28)0.39[19]
While Daphne gathers the power she needs to launch her accelerator test, civil unrest breaks out in the town when Doug kicks Winston out of the bar, a symbol of too many people making their own decisions. A mob pursues Roman, Landis, Billy and the McGrath-Dufresnes.
13"...My Soul to Keep"Simon BarrySimon BarryJanuary 4, 2018 (2018-01-04)0.34[20]
While the ghosts build a resistance against Roman, Port Moore survivors draw straws in preparation for their final battle, a quest to connect the two halves of the artifact in the ghost realm.

Production[edit]

Filming on the series concluded on August 31, 2017.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Syfy Lands 'Ghost Wars' Drama Starring Vincent D'Onofrio, Kim Coates". The Hollywood Reporter. May 3, 2017. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Hipes, Patrick (May 3, 2017). "'Ghost Wars' Starring Vincent D'Onofrio & Kim Coates Set At Syfy". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  3. ^ Pedersen, Erik (August 25, 2017). "Syfy Sets Premiere Dates For New Series 'Happy!', 'Superstition' & 'Ghost Wars' Along With Returning Shows". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  4. ^ Munn, Patrick (February 21, 2018). "Netflix Sets UK Premiere Date For 'Ghost Wars". TVWise. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  5. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (April 21, 2018). "'Ghost Wars' Canceled After One Season At Syfy". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
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  21. ^ Simon Barry [@SimonDavisBarry] (August 31, 2017). "That's a wrap on @ghostwarstv season one. Big love to all the hardworking people who made this show. Can't wait to share the madness" (Tweet). Retrieved August 31, 2017 – via Twitter.

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