The Huntress
Based onThe Huntress
by Christopher Keane
Developed byPamela Norris
Starring
ComposerFrankie Blue
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes28 + pilot film
Production
Executive producerPamela Norris
ProducerScott White
Running time60 minutes
Production company
Release
Original networkUSA Network
Original releaseJuly 26, 2000 (2000-07-26) –
September 9, 2001 (2001-09-09)

The Huntress is an American crime drama television series that aired for one season of 28 episodes on the USA Network, from July 26, 2000 to September 9, 2001. It was developed by Pamela Norris, and based on the 1996 biography of the same name by Christopher Keane about bounty hunter Dottie Thorson, played by Annette O'Toole. Dottie was the widow of bounty hunter Ralph "Papa" Thorson, the subject of the 1980 Steve McQueen film The Hunter. After Ralph's murder, Dottie and their daughter Brandi (Jordana Spiro) team up as bounty hunters. Luis Antonio Ramos, James Remar, and Michael Muhney also star. The series was preceded by a two-hour pilot episode, which aired on USA as a stand-alone television film on March 7, 2000.

Plot

After she loses her husband to a car bomb, newly widowed Dottie Thorson and her daughter Brandi team up to pick up where her husband Ralph left off, to hunt down criminals that operate above the law.

Cast

Episodes

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
0"The Huntress/Pilot"Jeffrey ReinerTeleplay by : Bruno HellerMarch 7, 2000 (2000-03-07)
1"What Ralph Left Behind"Jeffrey ReinerPamela NorrisJuly 26, 2000 (2000-07-26)
2"The Kid"Adam NimoyDoug JungAugust 2, 2000 (2000-08-02)
3"Springing Tiny"Sandy SmolanMichael McKean & Annette O'TooleAugust 9, 2000 (2000-08-09)
4"Scattered"UnknownStory by : Pamela Norris
Teleplay by : Bruno Heller
August 16, 2000 (2000-08-16)
5"Surprise Party"UnknownPamela NorrisAugust 23, 2000 (2000-08-23)
6"Bad Boys & Why We Love Them"UnknownBruno HellerSeptember 13, 2000 (2000-09-13)
7"Kidnapped"UnknownBruno HellerSeptember 20, 2000 (2000-09-20)
8"Partners"UnknownGerry ConwaySeptember 27, 2000 (2000-09-27)
9"Black Widow"UnknownPamela NorrisJanuary 7, 2001 (2001-01-07)
10"The Two Mrs. Thorsons: Part 1"UnknownGerry ConwayJanuary 14, 2001 (2001-01-14)
11"The Two Mrs. Thorsons: Part 2"UnknownGerry ConwayJanuary 21, 2001 (2001-01-21)
12"Smartest Guy in the World"UnknownStory by : Pamela Norris & Gerry Conway
Teleplay by : Bruno Heller
February 4, 2001 (2001-02-04)
13"Run Ricky Run"UnknownLarry BrodyFebruary 11, 2001 (2001-02-11)
14"Generations"UnknownGerry ConwayFebruary 18, 2001 (2001-02-18)
15"Who Are You?"UnknownTracey ForbesFebruary 25, 2001 (2001-02-25)
16"Family Therapy"UnknownStory by : Melissa Blake
Teleplay by : Michael Traeger
March 4, 2001 (2001-03-04)
17"Busted"UnknownChris BlackJune 3, 2001 (2001-06-03)
18"Undercover"UnknownChristopher KeaneJune 10, 2001 (2001-06-10)
19"Ah, Wilderness"UnknownGerry Conway & Chris BlackJune 17, 2001 (2001-06-17)
20"Spooked"UnknownStory by : Pamela Norris
Teleplay by : Melissa Blake
June 24, 2001 (2001-06-24)
21"Diva"UnknownPamela NorrisJuly 1, 2001 (2001-07-01)
22"Showdown"UnknownGerry ConwayJuly 8, 2001 (2001-07-08)
23"Now You See Him"UnknownChris BlackJuly 15, 2001 (2001-07-15)
24"Basic Maternal Instinct"UnknownStory by : Scott Murphy
Teleplay by : Jack Bernstein
July 22, 2001 (2001-07-22)
25"With Great Power"UnknownStory by : Gerry Conway
Teleplay by : Gerry Conway & Chris Black
July 29, 2001 (2001-07-29)
26"The Quest: Part 1"UnknownStory by : Gerry Conway & Chris Black
Teleplay by : Chris Black
August 12, 2001 (2001-08-12)
27"The Quest: Part 2"UnknownStory by : Gerry Conway & Chris Black
Teleplay by : Gerry Conway
August 19, 2001 (2001-08-19)
28"D&B, Inc."UnknownJack BernsteinSeptember 9, 2001 (2001-09-09)

Production

The pilot was filmed in Salt Lake City, Utah.[1] The series was filmed on location in and around Los Angeles and in Santa Clarita, California.[2] In the pilot, Brandi was played by Aleksa Palladino. For the series, the role was recast with Jordana Spiro.[3]

References

  1. ^ Zahed, Ramin (March 6, 2000). "The Huntress". Variety. Archived from the original on April 12, 2023. Retrieved April 12, 2023.
  2. ^ Oxman, Steven (July 26, 2000). "The Huntress". Variety. Archived from the original on October 17, 2021. Retrieved April 12, 2023.
  3. ^ Johnson, Allan (July 23, 2000). "Fall in July". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on April 12, 2023. Retrieved April 12, 2023.