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 season five finale, Highlander: Archangel (1997), was originally shot with a cliffhanger ending set 20 years in the future, when MacLeod is finally prepared to defeat Ahriman. The sixth season was planned to happen in the future, but was deemed too dark early on and was finally scrapped when the budget was sliced.
Methos (from "Til Death"):
It's not going to work McLeod. I haven't felt guilt since the eleventh century."
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."