In 1991, Dan Curtis
made a weekly primetime re-imagining
of his Dark Shadows
television series for NBC
. It starred the same cast from the 1990 made-for-television movie and told a streamlined version of the original storyline - the arrival of Governess Victoria Winters
at Collinwood, vampire Barnabas Collins
being released from his coffin, Dr. Hoffman's attempt to medically cure Barnabas' vampirism, and finally Victoria's time warp into the past to witness the still-human Barnabas' encounter with Angelique, and his transformation into an undead creature. The show was canceled after is first season finale, due to low ratings.
Actress Rebecca Staab appeared in the premiere as Daphne Collins, niece of Elizabeth, who never appeared in the original series. Original series characters Professor Timothy Eliot Stokes and Laura Collins did not appear in the '91 series, although Professor Michael Woodard (in the 1991 series) was like a combination of original characters Dr. Woodard and Professor Stokes. Mention was made of Laura Collins and she likely would have appeared, had the series been renewed for a second season.