Today marks 45 years to the day that Dark Shadows debuted on ABC-TV. Replacing cancelled teen soap Never Too Young, Art Wallace's opening episode saw governess Victoria Winters travel to the mysterious Collinwood mansion, where a household of troubled characters and an epic journey spanning nearly two centuries awaited her.
I recently wrote about the enduring power of Dark Shadows, so I'll try and avoid repeating myself. But how wonderful to consider that right now a new cast and crew are busy bringing the series to life all over again. They have big shoes to fill. However much of the original show thrived on luck and improvisation, no one should underestimate the sheer mass of talent assembled for the show, ranging from Oscar nominees to keen newcomers. This one's for them. So to all of the Dark Shadows cast and crew, happy anniversary!