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Created byColeman Luck
Written byColeman Luck
Gail Morgan Hickman
Rob Gilmer
George Geiger
Directed byJorge Montesi
Allan Eastman
Eleanor Lindo
Alan Simmonds
StarringNick Mancuso
Phillip Jarrett
Carrie-Anne Moss
Narrated byJohn Vernon
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Executive producersSteve Levitan
Paul Saltzman
ProducersRob Gilmer
George Geiger
CinematographyManfred Guthe
Running time60 min.
Original networkCTV
Original releaseMarch 1 (1993-03-01) –
July 22, 1993 (1993-07-22)

Matrix is a Canadian fantasy adventure series that ran for 13 episodes in 1993. The series was broadcast by CTV in Canada, and the USA Network in the United States. The series was rebroadcast in 2000.


The series starred Nick Mancuso as Steven Matrix, a hitman who is killed during a job and sent to a version of Purgatory called The City In-Between. There he is given a choice: to be sent to Hell for all the murders he's committed, or return to Earth and help people. Once alive again, Matrix receives periodic assignments from The City In-Between.



The central premise of this series may be derived from "Sea of Fire", an episode of the TV series The Equalizer. In that episode, Robert McCall (Edward Woodward's character) attempts to scare a street gang into going straight by taking them to a morgue. There, McCall introduces the gang to one of his friends, a former hit man, who relates a dream he had of standing beside a sea of fire, surrounded by all the people he ever killed.[1]

Episode list

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Death and Taxes"UnknownUnknown1 March 1993 (1993-03-01)[2]
2"To Err Is Human"UnknownUnknown8 March 1993 (1993-03-08)
3"False Witness"UnknownUnknown15 March 1993 (1993-03-15)
4"A Madness to His Method"UnknownUnknown22 March 1993 (1993-03-22)
5"Moths to a Flame"UnknownUnknown29 March 1993 (1993-03-29)
6"Collateral Damage"UnknownUnknown5 April 1993 (1993-04-05)
7"Marked Man"UnknownUnknown12 April 1993 (1993-04-12)
8"Blindside"UnknownUnknown19 April 1993 (1993-04-19)
9"Love Kills"UnknownUnknown26 April 1993 (1993-04-26)
10"Convictions of His Courage"UnknownUnknown1 July 1993 (1993-07-01)
11"Shadows from the Past"UnknownUnknown8 July 1993 (1993-07-08)
12"Lapses in Memory"UnknownUnknown15 July 1993 (1993-07-15)
13"The Yellow Chamber"UnknownUnknown22 July 1993 (1993-07-22)


In 1999, Carrie-Anne Moss starred in The Matrix, which had no relationship to the television series apart from its title and Moss' involvement.[1] As a result, Matrix was made available for syndication in Canada and the United States.


  1. ^ a b Cotter, Padraig (January 23, 2020). "The 1990s Matrix TV Series Saw A Hitman Go To Hell And Back - Literally". ScreenRant.
  2. ^ "Matrix:A Bad Turn for Good". Los Angeles Times. March 1, 1993. p. 88. Retrieved September 17, 2021 – via