The Dresden Files

The Dresden Files

  • TV-14
  • 2007
  • 1 Season
  • 7.7  (9,502)

This television series is an adaptation of the urban fantasy books by Jim Butcher, and tells the story of the only wizard for hire living in Chicago. The show opens with Harry Dresden, played by Paul Blackthorne, living in an apartment/business/secret magic lab with the ancient spirit Bob, played by Terrence Mann. He plies his wizarding trade and ekes out his existence by taking on cases involving supernatural crimes. Harry often comes into contact with police Lieutenant Connie Murphy, played by Valerie Cruz, to assist her in solving cases that are difficult due to the supernatural component. The White Council keeps a close eye on Harry. If they think Harry is crossing the line into black magic, Warden Donald Morgan, played by Conrad Coates, shows up to keep him in line. The series is a narrative by Harry as he takes us through supernatural events that surround his life. Battling evil wizards, coming into conflict with the White Counsel, fighting werewolves, dragons, skin walkers, negotiating with vampires, or dealing with mercenary ravens, is just part of the usual daily grind for Harry. Harry is an unwilling hero with a past. As the series progresses, we learn that Harry was the heir to a fortune, the lifestyle that went with it, and that he killed his Uncle, the evil wizard Justin Morningway, played by Daniel Kash. Harry refuses to live in the mansion he still owns, gave the money away, and finds that his Uncle may not be as dead as first reported. The rights were optioned in 2005 by the SciFi Channel and first aired in January 2007. Lionsgate Television and Saturn Films produced the 12 part series. The screenplay was by Hans Beimler and Robert Hewitt Wolfe. The cast also included Raoul Bhaneja playing police Detective Sid Kirmani, Matt Gordon in the part of M.E. Waldo Butters, Joanne Kelly as the vampire Bianca, Natalie Liniska playing Laura Ellis, and Elizabeth Thai and Jane McLean playing Ancient Mai.

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Seasons
Second City
12. Second City
April 15, 2007
Harry and Murphy take on their stickiest case yet when a former mobster drowns on dry land. As Harry and Murphy get closer to the killer, more people try and come between the two of them, getting them both thrown off the case. Even Murphy's father gets in on it, trying to drive a wedge between Harry and Murphy. Things only get worse when Joe Murphy becomes the prime suspect in the mobster's murder.
Things That Go Bump
11. Things That Go Bump
April 8, 2007
When Morgan and Ancient Mai come to Harry for protection after Mai is attacked, Harry, Mai, Morgan, and Murphy are all trapped inside a field of death and unable to escape. If that wasn't bad enough something very evil is trapped inside with them. Harry must find out just what is going on before everyone ends up trapped for eternity in hell.
What About Bob?
10. What About Bob?
April 1, 2007
Bob's skull is stolen by someone thought to be dead for 5 years, Harry's uncle Justin Morningway. Bob is offered freedom from the 800 year curse that has bound him to the skull in return for his skills in Thaumaturgy. A life for a life. Meanwhile the Chicago Police are reopening the case of Morningway's death and it just might ruin the bond of trust between Harry and Murphy.
The Other Dick
9. The Other Dick
March 25, 2007
When a detective is killed by an unexplained means his partner Liz Fontaine teams up with Harry to find his killer. What Harry finds is a trail that leads him to a fertility clinic and a strange ritual influenced by an Incubus. But as Liz and Harry get closer to the killer they may find themselves the next victims.
Storm Front
8. Storm Front
March 18, 2007
When both the Chicago Police Department and the High Council demand that Harry investigate the bizarre deaths of a crime boss and his girlfriend, two deaths lead to a string of them, all killed by black magic. Harry becomes the prime suspect and the target as he desperately hunts through the magical community of Chicago to find the man responsible before he ends up dead himself.
Walls
7. Walls
March 11, 2007
When a young woman is killed right outside Harry's door, Harry is drawn into finding a mysterious thieving ring where the thieves are local college students... and using black magic to walk through walls. As the students start dying one by one something evil grows stronger, and it won't rest until all the students are dead.
Soul Beneficiary
6. Soul Beneficiary
March 4, 2007
When a man with premonitions about his own death seeks Dresden's help, he promptly drops dead in Harry's office. This prompts Harry and Bob to research his strange death, only to discover the man he thought was dead is still alive. Soon Harry finds himself the target of the dark magician responsible and the spells employed triggers a memory for Bob, who recognizes the darkness in the magic all too well.
Bad Blood
5. Bad Blood
February 25, 2007
A beautiful vampire named Bianca comes back into Harry's life to call in an old debt and she drags Harry into a tangled web of undead drugs and warring Vampire factions. Events escalate to the point where even the highest levels of the High Council take an interest and Harry may very well be forced to betray Bianca to save himself.
Rules of Engagement
4. Rules of Engagement
February 18, 2007
When Harry is hired to help a young woman find her lost boyfriend, Harry finds himself embroiled in a battle over a Hellion's soul. Will Harry make a deal with the devil to protect the girl, or will he defy the council and double cross the devil to help the girl reclaim the mortal soul of her boyfriend?
Hair of the Dog
3. Hair of the Dog
February 11, 2007
When Detective Murphy asks Dresden to help her with a series of ritualistic slayings, he discovers that werewolves are involved. Only the werewolves aren't the killers, they're the victims. And when the FBI get's involved with the investigation Harry becomes the prime suspect and is thrown in jail. An innocent woman is targeted by the killer and Harry may not be able to help her.
The Boone Identity
2. The Boone Identity
January 28, 2007
A fine arts dealer hires Harry because he believes he is being haunted by his 17-year-old daughter. In the process Harry stumbles upon a psychopathic killer that has found a way to cheat death, using an ancient Egyptian tablet. When the killer's soul finds his way into Murphy's body, Harry must step over the line into dark magic, or risk losing her.
Birds of a Feather
1. Birds of a Feather
January 21, 2007
When a scared young boy comes to Harry Dresden, private detective and practicing wizard, begging him to investigate the monsters he is convinced are following him, Harry conscience won't let him just walk away, especially when the monsters prove to be very real. Meanwhile the Chicago Police Department needs his help to solve a grisly murder, and Dresden might very well find himself to be the next target of a homicidal monster.
Description

This television series is an adaptation of the urban fantasy books by Jim Butcher, and tells the story of the only wizard for hire living in Chicago. The show opens with Harry Dresden, played by Paul Blackthorne, living in an apartment/business/secret magic lab with the ancient spirit Bob, played by Terrence Mann. He plies his wizarding trade and ekes out his existence by taking on cases involving supernatural crimes. Harry often comes into contact with police Lieutenant Connie Murphy, played by Valerie Cruz, to assist her in solving cases that are difficult due to the supernatural component. The White Council keeps a close eye on Harry. If they think Harry is crossing the line into black magic, Warden Donald Morgan, played by Conrad Coates, shows up to keep him in line.

The series is a narrative by Harry as he takes us through supernatural events that surround his life. Battling evil wizards, coming into conflict with the White Counsel, fighting werewolves, dragons, skin walkers, negotiating with vampires, or dealing with mercenary ravens, is just part of the usual daily grind for Harry. Harry is an unwilling hero with a past. As the series progresses, we learn that Harry was the heir to a fortune, the lifestyle that went with it, and that he killed his Uncle, the evil wizard Justin Morningway, played by Daniel Kash. Harry refuses to live in the mansion he still owns, gave the money away, and finds that his Uncle may not be as dead as first reported.

The rights were optioned in 2005 by the SciFi Channel and first aired in January 2007. Lionsgate Television and Saturn Films produced the 12 part series. The screenplay was by Hans Beimler and Robert Hewitt Wolfe. The cast also included Raoul Bhaneja playing police Detective Sid Kirmani, Matt Gordon in the part of M.E. Waldo Butters, Joanne Kelly as the vampire Bianca, Natalie Liniska playing Laura Ellis, and Elizabeth Thai and Jane McLean playing Ancient Mai.The Dresden Files is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on January 21, 2007.

Where to Watch The Dresden Files

The Dresden Files is available for streaming on the Syfy website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Dresden Files on demand at Amazon, Vudu, The Roku Channel Free, Google Play, Apple TV and IMDb TV.

  • Premiere Date
    January 21, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (9,502)