XIII: The Series

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  • 2011
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.4  (2,727)

XIII: The Series is an action-packed thriller television series, based on the Belgian comic book series of the same name, that aired originally from 2011 to 2012. The show is a co-production between Canadian and French production companies and it premiered on Showcase in Canada.

The show follows the story of a man known only as XIII, who has lost his memory and doesn't know his real name or past. All he knows is that he is a skilled and lethal agent with a tattoo of the number 'XIII' on his chest. As the show progresses, XIII embarks on a dangerous quest to uncover his identity and past, all while fighting off various enemies who want him dead.

The series stars Stuart Townsend as XIII, a charismatic and enigmatic man who is both cunning and deadly. Townsend's portrayal of XIII showcases his diverse range as an actor, as he goes from being calm and collected to intense and brutal in a matter of seconds. His character's constant mission to reclaim his past while fighting off deadly threats brings an intriguing element of mystery to the show.

Greg Bryk plays Colonel Amos, the ruthless leader of a secret organization that XIII has been connected to in his past. Amos is a master manipulator who will stop at nothing to achieve his goals, making him a formidable foe for XIII. Bryk's portrayal of the character is chilling and menacing, making him one of the standout performances of the series.

Stephen McHattie plays XIII's only true ally, Colonel Michael Donovan. Donovan is a former agent who now runs a private security company, and he is the person XIII turns to for help as he uncovers his past. McHattie brings a level of gravitas to the role, and his character's loyalty to XIII adds a touch of humanity to the story.

XIII: The Series is packed with intense action sequences that keep the audiences on the edge of their seats. From car chases to shootouts to hand-to-hand combat, the show delivers thrilling action sequences that are choreographed impressively. The show also features a gripping storyline that keeps viewers engaged throughout its 2 season run. The plot is expertly woven, and episodes often leave viewers guessing what will happen next.

The show's production design is also noteworthy. The use of cinematic camera angles and lighting techniques, coupled with stunning locations make XIII: The Series visually impressive. The show is shot in Montreal, Canada, as well as other locations in the province of Quebec, and the production design heightens the tension and grittiness of the world in which XIII operates.

With its gripping storyline, packed action sequences, and engaging characters, XIII: The Series is a must-watch for fans of the action-thriller genre. The show has since amassed a loyal cult following, who appreciate the show's unique mixture of mystery and action. XIII: The Series is a perfect binge-watch for those looking for edge-of-your-seat entertainment.

XIII: The Series is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on April 20, 2011.

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13. Battlezone
June 21, 2013
XIII, Betty and Barnabis are desperate to stop the fully operational Chinese HEARPE machine before it unleashes its destructive force on the United States.
12. Berzerk
June 14, 2013
Betty and Amos try to escape Shanghai when they are caught in a riot caused by X111's double. Meanwhile Traymore closes in on Carrington and pushes him deeper into the bunker.
11. Punchout
June 7, 2013
X111 is thrown into an illegal fighting pit where he encounters Moz. Betty tries to do a hostile takeover of Xu Corporation with X111's double betraying her.
Black Widow
10. Black Widow
May 31, 2013
XIII changes things up and comes to believe he really is Victor Gong (XIII.2); Betty allies herself with the real XIII.2.
9. Pong
May 24, 2013
X111 is captured by the Xu Corporation and they determine he is not Victor Gong, although he acts just like him. This raises questions. Pong manages to get the last Tesla letter from X111 who remembers the memories of Victor Gong also with the help of his daughter.
8. Mousetrap
May 17, 2013
XIII goes undercover to while traveling to China in search of the final letter, and Betty's father seeks to put an end to her involvement with The Viel.
7. Breakout
May 10, 2013
XIII, Betty and Mozambique rush to free Vargas before he's deported to Guantanamo.
6. Gauntlet
May 3, 2013
XIII crashes an ultra-exclusive party hosted by a psychotic Russian Oligarch to secure a Tesla letter.
5. Joust
April 26, 2013
XIII and Amos struggle physically and mentally, as they attempt to discover the truth behind the bombing of Synequanon's headquarters.
4. Tempest
April 19, 2013
In a race against the brutal Synequanon security team, XIII locates a scientist, a prisoner of the corporation who has a special connection to the mysterious letters.
3. Defender
April 12, 2013
XIII is now pursued by the government but also by officials Synequanon looking to avenge that they hold responsible for the attack. XIII must find clues faster to disentangle and get out of this mess.
2. Rampage
April 5, 2013
XIII is falsely accused of a murderous attack against the headquarters of the group Synequanon conglomerate in charge of the project Hearpe. His capture and torture are carried out by an unknown agent.
1. Phoenix
March 29, 2013
The second season finds XII betrayed by his superiors and left for dead. He has definitely left the secret service in favor of a wandering life. In the hope of finding food and shelter, he went to Empire City and meets Betty Barnowsky, a beautiful activist involved in the fight against the major energy groups.
Where to Watch XIII: The Series
XIII: The Series is available for streaming on the Showcase website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch XIII: The Series on demand at Apple TV, The CW and CW Seed.
  • Premiere Date
    April 20, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (2,727)