September 18, 2021

5 thoughts on “‘Dark Shadows: Reincarnation’ to Include ‘Legacy Characters’

    1. I’m still convinced that any television series of Dark Shadows has got to feature the character of Barnabas Collins; we’ll have to assume he re-acquired the curse or something.

  1. Well he does say some things are canon from the old show and in another article he indicated the Julia quote about the history of the Collins being sketchy. So, I remember that Victoria was ‘lost’ in the past, with Peter Bradford, which led to Barnabas meeting the Leviathans (I think). But if not, this new character might still be too young to have Victoria be her mother from 50 years ago (well, maybe). And in mother forums I’ve already suggested the idea that Reincarnation would have Victoria come back, via Quentin’s Stairway Through Time. So why to merge these? A pregnant Victoria did find her way back to Collinwood (possibly it’s own season or arc!) but 20 or more years later, and what a different Collinwood. So she fled having this new character under another name, all the while not sure how to handle this problem. But another point would be Barnabas. My own idea goes to the point that at the end of the first series, he was cured. But what if he reverted, later, and Julia had to chain his coffin again, but in a more secret area. And then of course Julia aged and died. But maybe she gave the secret of Barnabas to one of these legacy characters?

    1. The thing I’m looking forward to is seeing how he ties the generations together. I just had a long discussion with Mark about it and I have to say that I’m very excited about his vision for this show. He’ll be featured in the third episode of the Vampires & Slayers podcast, which will go live one day next week.

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