Imprisoned vampire Barnabas Collins is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better and are in need of his protection.
Drawing over ten million viewers, NBC's highly anticipated special event received rave reviews for its production. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar album hit number one on the Billboard charts and made its way to the stage in 1971. Since then, the musical has been considered a classic and has become a staple of theatre and music organizations throughout the world.
"After being turned into a vampire by a jilted lover, Barnabas Collins ... is entombed for two centuries until he emerges into the very changed world of 1972. Returning to his once-majestic home, he finds the few dysfunctional descendants of the Collins family who remain. Determined to return his family name to its former glory, Barnabas is thwarted at every turn by his former lover--the seductive witch Angelique"--Container.