Human Target is an American action drama television series based loosely on the Human Target comic book character created by Len Wein and Carmine Infantino for DC Comics, which chronicles the adventures of San Francisco-based Christopher Chance, a unique private contractor, bodyguard and security expert hired to protect his clients.
Rather than taking on the target's identity himself (as in the comic book version), he protects his clients by completely integrating himself into their lives, to become the human target.
The series aired in the USA on Fox from 17 January, 2010 to 9 February, 2011. There are 25 hour-long episodes in two seasons.
The series originally aired in South Africa on M-Net and DStv's M-Net HD channel from 22 October, 2010 to 3 June, 2011. It later aired on DStv's M-Net Series channel, on SABC1 (Season 1 only) and on SABC3 (Season 2 only). See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 2 originally aired on M-Net and M-Net HD from 11 March to 3 June, 2011, on Fridays at 20h30. New episodes broadcast weekly.
Season 2 then aired on M-Net Series, from 25 March to 17 June, 2012, on Sundays at 17h30. New episodes broadcast weekly.
Season 2 premiered on SABC3 on Monday 1 April 2013, at 21h30. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 13 episodes in the second and final season.
It takes a brave, selfless man to make himself a "human target" in order to save the lives of those in danger.
Based on the popular DC Comics comic book and graphic novel, Human Target is a full-throttle action drama centered on Christopher Chance (Mark Valley), a unique personal security expert hired to shield those in danger from an imminent threat that cannot be solved through normal means of protection.
Making amends for his former life as a mercenary and hired assassin, Chance is focused on one thing only now: saving his clients' lives, even if it means placing himself directly in the line of fire.
The second season begins with Chance rescuing his kidnapped business partner, Winston (Chi McBride), and retiring from the protection business to avoid facing the world of danger he seems to bring to those closest to him.
But when billionaire philanthropist Ilsa Pucci (Indira Varma) tracks down the reclusive Chance, she convinces him that he is the only one who can protect her from the killers of her late husband.
Chance reunites with Winston and their ethically challenged freelance operative, Guerrero (Jackie Earle Haley), to save Ilsa's life.
While on assignment, the team encounters the chameleon-like Ames (guest star Janet Montgomery), a beautiful thief who can steal anything from anyone, anywhere.
After saving Ilsa and solving her husband's murder, the grateful and impressed widow offers Chance and his associates the opportunity to work for her. Now armed with access to her private planes, latest technology and state-of-the-art offices, Chance will have unlimited means to protect the people he serves.
Despite his newfound resources, Chance is still a man who doesn't like to get too close - a tough predicament for someone whose job it is to never leave his clients' side.
Human Target is a production of Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Television.
McG, Matt Miller, Jonathan E. Steinberg, Brad Kern and Peter Johnson serve as executive producers.
Season 1 (12 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 22 Oct 2010 | Finale: 7 Jan 2011 | Fridays, 20h30
Channel: M-Net HD | Premiere: 22 Oct 2010 | Finale: 7 Jan 2011 | Fridays, 20h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 15 May 2011 | Finale: 31 Jul 2011 | Sundays, 19h30
Channel: SABC1 | Premiere: 5 Sep 2011 | Finale: 21 Nov 2011 | Mondays, 22h00
Season 2 (13 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 11 Mar 2011 | Finale: 3 Jun 2011 | Fridays, 20h30
Channel: M-Net HD | Premiere: 11 Mar 2011 | Finale: 3 Jun 2011 | Fridays, 20h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 25 Mar 2012 | Finale: 17 Jun 2012 | Sundays, 17h30
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 1 Apr 2013 | Finale: 1 Jul 2013 | Mondays, 21h30