- 2 Seasons
NightMan was a sci-fi action series that premiered in 1997 and ran until 1999. The show was created by Glen A. Larson, who also served as executive producer, and was produced by Lionsgate Television. The series starred Matt McColm as Johnny Domino, a renowned jazz musician who became NightMan after being struck by lightning and receiving superhuman powers. With his new abilities, Johnny could hear evil wherever it lay and used his powers to fight crime and protect the citizens of San Francisco. Throughout the series, Johnny worked closely with Lieutenant Charlie Dann, played by Earl Holliman, a police officer who knew about his secret identity and helped him in his crime-fighting efforts. Johnny also received help from computer expert Raleigh Jordan, played by Derwin Jordan, who created his suit and provided technical support. Another important character in the series was NightMan's love interest, a scientist named Dr. Roxanne Benton, played by Jayne Heitmeyer. Roxanne was one of the few people who knew about Johnny's secret identity and often helped him when he needed it. Each episode saw NightMan using his incredible strength and agility to fight off various villains and save innocent lives. He also had his trusty sonic blaster, which he used to incapacitate his enemies. One of the hallmarks of NightMan was its unique blend of sci-fi and jazz music. Johnny was a jazz musician before he gained his powers, and this aspect of his character was a constant presence throughout the series. The show also featured a memorable opening credits sequence, which combined footage of Matt McColm playing saxophone with shots of NightMan in action. Despite its cult following, NightMan only lasted for two seasons, with a total of 44 episodes. The show was praised for its inventive premise and McColm's dynamic performance as the titular hero. However, it also faced criticism for its somewhat formulaic storylines and visual effects, which were considered subpar even for the time. Nevertheless, NightMan remained a beloved series for its dedicated fan base, and its mix of jazz and sci-fi elements made it a unique addition to the genre during the late 1990s. Today, the show is remembered as a nostalgic relic of a bygone era of television.