Matrix (TV series)
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|Created by||Coleman Luck|
|Written by||Coleman Luck
Gail Morgan Hickman
|Directed by||Jorge Montesi
|Narrated by||John Vernon|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Executive producer(s)||Steve Levitan
|Running time||60 min.|
|Original release||March 1 – July 22, 1993|
Matrix is the title of a Canadian-produced fantasy/adventure series that ran for 13 episodes during 1993 on the USA Network in the United States. The series later enjoyed a brief revival of interest due to a coincidence involving one of its stars.
The series starred Nick Mancuso as Steven Matrix, a hitman who is killed during a job and sent to a version of Purgatory called The City In-Between. There he is given a choice: to be sent to Hell for all the murders he's committed, or return to Earth and help people. Once alive again, Matrix receives periodic assignments from The City In-Between.
In 1999, Carrie-Anne Moss became popular for her appearance in the film The Matrix, which had no relationship to the television series apart from its title and Moss' involvement. As a result, however, Matrix was rebroadcast in Canada.
Science-fiction veteran David Winning directed an episode entitled "False Witness" in 1993.
The central premise of this series is derived from "Sea of Fire", an episode of the TV series The Equalizer. In that episode, Robert McCall (Edward Woodward's character) attempts to scare a street gang into going straight by taking them to a morgue. There, McCall introduces the gang to one of his friends, a former hit man, who relates a dream he had of standing beside a sea of fire, surrounded by all the people he ever killed.
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