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The Phantom is a live action, science fiction miniseries produced for the American cable network SyFy. It was inspired by the comic strip of the same name that was introduced in 1936 by writer Lee Falk. The series focuses on Chris Moore (Ryan Carnes), a law student and practitioner of the French military discipline known as parkour traceur. While attending classes in New York his life is turned upside down when he learns he's the son of the 21st Phantom, a heroic crime fighter with a history that spans generations. Shortly after this revelation, his adoptive parents are murdered by assassins of the Singh Brotherhood, the centuries-old nemesis of the earlier Phantoms. After the attack, Moore is contacted by Bpaa Thap, the Bangallaian covert intelligence and law enforcement agency set up by the 1st Phantom over 500 years before. Agreeing to work with the organization to become the 22nd Phantom, Moore takes on his birth name, Kit Walker, and starts to train with organization members such as the Walkers' trusted advisor Abel Vandermaark (Jean Marchand) and close friend Guran (Sandrine Holt). In a Phantom costume providing enhanced speed and strength, Kit attempts to halt the Singh Brotherhood's new plot - a brainwashing device implanted in cable television boxes. He does this while attempting to determine the Singh mole within Bpaa Thap and get serious with his new girlfriend, EMT Renny Davidson (Cameron Goodman). Written by Daniel and Charles Knauf and directed by Paolo Barzman, The Phantom was produced by Muse Entertainment and RHI Entertainment as a possible backdoor pilot for a future series. Though initially made for SyFy, the four hour miniseries first premiered on Canada's The Movie Network in December of 2009. It made its SyFy debut in June of 2010.