Created by Joe Ahearne.
Starring Jack Davenport, Susannah Harker, Idris Elba and Philip Quast.
A police detective is thrown into the world of vampires when hunting for his missing partner.
Ultraviolet is far from perfect, but has enough strength for further seasons to capitalise on. Of course, there was never to be another series, a decision that squandered a strong concept, moody style and two solid actors that would have to go and find success elsewhere. Elba is finally making a name for himself in Hollywood, but Davenport’s star hasn’t budged all that much since his turn in Ultraviolet, mostly languishing in boring supporting roles even though his work here begs for a leading man reinvention in U.S. TV (Smash doesn’t count). If Stephen Moyer – who makes a distinctly wooden guest appearance in Ultraviolet – can manage it, there has to be a space open for Davenport.
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