Special Unit 2

Special Unit 2 - The Monster Hunter is an American television series that was erstausgestrahlt between 2001 and 2002 on the U.S. television network UPN. It was created by Evan Katz, who is also on the series JAG - developed had worked on behalf of the honor and Seven Days.

  • 3.1 Season 1
  • 3.2 Season 2


A secret police unit called Special Unit 2, which operates in the Chicago of the present, fighting so-called links. Links associated with the missing link of the evolution theory, occur in the series than the typical fairy tales and myths monsters; Werewolves, gargoyles, the black man and creatures from Greek mythology.

In the center of the action, the two police officers from the Special Unit 2 Detective Nicholas O'Malley and Detective Kate Benson. O'Malley and Benson are each attached to cases in which a link has committed a crime. The task of the Special Unit 2 is to bring the criminal links to the track, and let the population before the knowledge of the existence of monsters in the dark.

The actions of the two detectives is often extremely unorthodox, is also being made ​​often by large-caliber firearms. Support to get the police often by Carl, a gnome, but the most is reluctant to help with insider information.



Basic concept of the series is next to the Teasing -cheek mystery series like The X-Files, especially the not really demanding, but sometimes quite scathing humor. Particularly striking of these is in sometimes minute-long, filled with (mostly) friendly intentioned verbal taunts dialogues of the main characters and the often very creative links (eg, a Sphinx, a living statue, which stands around most like only in the area and speak only in riddles can ).

The series Buffy - The Vampire Slayer is ridiculed by established that behind all the legends figures, a real link connected - except behind vampires, to which Buffy is chiefly concerned, which were fictitious.


The rumor that the rates of Special Unit 2 - The Monster Hunter was not convinced why the series was canceled after 19 episodes in 2002, is wrong. In fact, it is so that there is a pen- and-paper game ( Bureau 13) were in the 1980s in the U.S., which focuses on the exact starting position of the series. As the creators of the game and the producers could not agree on further cooperation or financial compensation, the producers decided to Special Unit 2 - adjust the monster hunter. Fanproteste against the setting of the series, there was little, which is why both parties also undertook no further attempt to approach or at least to film a worthy conclusion.


Special Unit 2 - The Monster Hunter was erstausgestrahlt in two seasons with six and 13 episodes.

Season 1

Season 2