TV Series | TV-14 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Duncan MacLeod is Immortal, and must live in modern society, concealing his true nature while fighting other Immortals.
The series was supposed to end after the fifth season, but the producers decided to renew the series for a sixth year so as to look for a new set up for a spin off series that would become Highlander: The Raven (1998).
Joe Dawson: Yeah, I'd like to die of old age.
Episode 1.20, "Avenging Angel", features a swordfight between immortals that appears to be on holy ground; however the site is actually a museum displaying religious artifacts from the crusades. The confusion arises because footage from this fight is seen in the opening credits of later episodes as the narrator speaks of holy ground.
The short American versions of episodes 1.1 (The Gathering") and 1.8 ("Revenge is Sweet") were combined (run back-to-back with only one set of opening and closing credits) into an ersatz feature film for direct-to-video release, "Highlander: The Gathering."