|Poltergeist: The Legacy|
|Creator(s)||Richard Barton Lewis|
|Company||Showtime, Sci-Fi Channel|
|Country of origin||Canada/USA|
Poltergeist: The Legacy is a Canadian/American horror television series which ran from 21 April 1996 to 12 November 1999. Despite the Poltergeist name, there seems to be no real connection between the show and the original film trilogy, aside from it being intended as a spin-off from them.
The series tells the story of the members of a secret society known as the Legacy, which was founded in England in the sixth century A.D. to collect dangerous and ancient knowledge and artifacts, solve paranormal problems, and protect humanity from supernatural evils. As the Legacy grew, it established branches around the world, known as Legacy "Houses". Dr. Derek Rayne (Derek de Lint) is the Precept of the San Francisco House. It works under the guise of the Luna Foundation, a philanthropic institution which collects artifacts and antiquities. Together, the characters of Poltergeist: The Legacy search and uncover a secret world of terror as they resolve to defend the world against evil and darkness.
Poltergeist: The Legacy debuted on Showtime, which showed the first three seasons. After Showtime cancelled the show the rights were purchased by the Sci-Fi Channel, which continued the series for another season.
- Adapted from the Wikipedia article on Poltergeist: The Legacy.