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The Gates
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Title screen image for the ABC television series The Gates.
Genre Drama, Crime drama, Mystery, Suspense, Horror, Supernatural drama, Thriller
Created by Richard Hatem
Grant Scharbo
Starring Colton Haynes
Frank Grillo
Janina Gavankar
Chandra West
Luke Mably
James Preston
Marisol Nichols
Rhona Mitra
Skyler Samuels
Travis Caldwell
Victoria Platt
Justin Miles
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Gina Matthews
Grant Scharbo
Richard Hatem
Running time approx 45 min
Production company(s) Fox Television Studios
Little Engine Entertainment
Summerland Entertainment
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Picture format HDTV 720p
Original run June 20, 2010 (2010-06-20) – September 19, 2010 (2010-09-19)

For other uses of the word Succubus, see Succubus (disambiguation).



The Gates is an American supernatural[1] crime drama television series that premiered on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) network on Sunday, June 20, 2010.[2]

The series revolves around a group of supernatural beings that live in a gated community. A human family arrives to take up residence there and the story of the series begins.

Within this series, there is at least one character, Andie Bates, who appears to be a succubus and is referred to as such in the series.

While she has been called one by the local doctor, cannot be said to be a traditional Succubus based on events in the series. She does feed on the energies of other people, but does not seem to claim their souls as traditional succubi do. She also has no evidence of horns or wings as the modern depictions of Succubi do.

For further on Andie Bates, see her article in the SuccuWiki here. For a general discussion of Succubi and their mythos in the series, see that article here.


Series Data

  • Series Title: The Gates
  • Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery, Suspense, Supernatural, Horror, Thriller
  • Written by: Grant Scharbo, Richard Hatem
  • Directed by: Terry McDonough
  • Starring: Rhona Mitra, Colton Haynes, Frank Grill, Janina Gavankar, Chandra West, Luke Mably, James Preston, Marisol Nichols, Skyler Samuels, Travis Caldwell, Victoria Platt, Justin Miles
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Language(s): English
  • No. of seasons: 1
  • Executive producer(s): Gina Matthews, Grant Scharbo, Richard Hatem
  • Running time: approx 45 min
  • Production company(s): Fox Television Studios, Little Engine Entertainment
  • Original channel: ABC
  • Picture format: HDTV 720p
  • Original run: June 20, 2010 – September 19, 2010
  • Website: http://abc.go.com/shows/the-gates - Defunct

Plot

Nick Monohan and his family move from Chicago to a quiet, upscale planned community called The Gates, where he will be chief of police. They soon realize that their neighbors are not who they seem to be.[1][3][4] The Gates is filled with different beings such as vampires, witches, werewolves, and succubi. The parents at The Gates will protect their children from the outside world even if it means lying for their misdemeanors.

Cast

The following is a summary of the Cast members in this series. More detailed information can be found at List of The Gates characters elsewhere in the SuccuWiki.

  • Frank Grillo as Nick Monohan, the Gates new chief of police
  • Marisol Nichols as Sarah Monohan, his wife
  • Travis Caldwell as Charlie Monohan, his son
  • McKaley Miller as Dana Monohan, his daughter
  • Luke Mably as Dylan Radcliff, a vampire
  • Rhona Mitra as Claire Radcliff, a vampire and Dylan's wife
  • Chandra West as Devon, a witch and the series main antagonist
  • Skyler Samuels as Andie Bates, a succubus
  • Colton Haynes as Brett Crezski, a werewolf
  • Justin Miles as Marcus Jordan, an officer working in the Gates
  • Janina Gavankar as Leigh Turner, an officer working in the Gates

Episodes

Please see List of The Gates episodes elsewhere in the SuccuWiki for more information on episodes in this series.

Season One

Episode 1: Pilot
Episode 2: What Lies Beneath
Episode 3: Breach
Episode 4: The Monster Within
Episode 5: Repercussions
Episode 6: Jurisdiction
Episode 7: Digging the Dirt
Episode 8: Dog Eat Dog
Episode 9: Identity Crisis
Episode 10: Little Girl Lost
Episode 11: Surfacing
Episode 12: Bad Moon Rising
Episode 13: Moving Day

Succubi in this series

Please see Succubus (The Gates) elsewhere in the SuccuWiki for more information on Succubi in this series.


U.S. Nielsen ratings

Season Originally Aired
Timeslot Season Premiere Season Finale TV Season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
1 Sunday 10:00 pm June 20, 2010 (2010-06-20) September 19, 2010 (2010-09-19) 2010 N/A 2.92

Development and production

In January 2009, The Gates was among numerous television pilot scripts being considered by ABC for the 2009–2010 season.[5] It was not until October 2009 that ABC first announced development of the series, which is an international co-production for Fox Television Studios through their international paradigm.[6] A green-light for the 13 episode order was contingent on international financing for the project, which makes the series more economically feasible as a summer replacement.[7]

Casting began in January 2010.[8] In early February, casting announcements included Frank Grillo in a lead role, as well as Luke Mably, Janina Gavankar, and Chandra West having joined the cast.[9] Late March 2010 castings included Marisol Nichol and Rhona Mitra in leading roles.[10] Victoria Platt, Skyler Samuels and newcomer Justin Miles were also cast in the project.[10] Paul Blackthorne will appear in a recurring role.[11]

Filming began in Shreveport, Louisiana on March 29, 2010, and was expected to continue until August 2010.[12] [13] Original reports by Variety suggested that the series might be filmed overseas,[14] with another outlet mentioning South America.[15]


Cancellation

Series Cancellation

Soon after the first season finished airing there were rumors that the show would not be returning for a second season. These rumors were further fueled by cast member Grillo's tweets suggesting that his contract wasn't going to be renewed.[16] In October 2010 several of the show's stars confirmed that the show had indeed been canceled and that there would be no second season.[17][18]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 ABC Medianet Article
  2. Hollywood Reporter Article
  3. The Futon Critic article
  4. The Futon Critic article
  5. The Futon Critic article
  6. Hollywood Reporter article
  7. Variety.com article
  8. Hollywood Reporter article
  9. Hollywood Reporter article
  10. 10.0 10.1 Hollywood Reporter article
  11. Hollywood Reporter article
  12. Nola.com article
  13. http://www.shreveport-bossierfilm.com/press-release_news.html
  14. Variety.com article
  15. The Futon Critic article
  16. http://www.digitalspy.com/ustv/news/a282332/abc-to-cancel-the-gates.html
  17. http://www.digitalspy.com/ustv/news/a282727/the-gates-stars-confirm-series-axe.html
  18. http://unrealityshout.com/blogs/the-gates-cancelled-abc

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