In 1983, Ezekiel "Zeke" Stone (Peter Horton) was a New York City Police detective whose wife, Rosalyn, was raped. He tracked down and arrested the offender, Gilbert Jax, who was cleared of the charges. Furious, Stone then murdered Jax in cold blood. Two months later, Stone himself was killed in an unrelated event and went to Hell for Jax's death. The Devil (played to much fan acclaim by John Glover) explains in the pilot episode that this was both because Stone responded to his wife's rape with murder, and because he took pleasure in the killing, which prevented it from being justice. Fifteen years later, a breakout from Hell occurs, led by a pagan priestess named Ashur Badaktu (Teri Polo), and 113 spirits escape. Because the Devil claims to be "powerless on Earth", he makes a deal with Stone: Stone will be returned to Earth to track down these 113 escapees and if he can return all of them to Hell (before one of them kills him), he will earn a second chance at life on Earth (and thus, possibly, Heaven).
Genre: Action and Adventure, Drama, Fantasy