Gone But Not Forgotten: Prey
By Jessica Dwyer
ABC has been more miss than hit when it comes to genre series. The notable standouts have been Lost, Once Upon a Time, and Agents of SHIELD. Back in the late 90’s though the network gave a chance on a series that was pretty revolutionary and actually based in the world of genetics and evolution. It was some great science fiction and sadly it lasted a whole 13 episodes. The series was called Prey and it was wonderfully dark and awesome. It was created by William Schmidt who was also behind series like Charmed and Carnivale.
The plot centered on a what if scenerio ofif serial killers were another phase in human evolution, hence why they wanted to kill us off like our ancestors killed off the races that had become weak and irrelevant before them. The idea is a disturbing one and the execution of it in the show worked great.
The series dubs these new forms of humanity Homo Dominant. Even with their pre-disposition to violence there are some who wish to co-exist with humans and not give in to the violent urges. Homo Dominants have various other perks that come with their evolutionary step up like ESP for example.
Prey follows a group of scientists out to investigate and keep the Homo Dominant’s from harming and destroying life as we know it. They are assisted in this by a Homo Dominant named Tom Daniels.
The series had a great cast that included Debra Messing as the lead scientist Dr. Parker. James Morrison who you would come to know in 24. Larry Drake from LA Law and Doctor Giggles was a lead as well as Vincent Ventresca from Invisible Man. Read the rest!Tweet