To Reign in Hell Production Details


Production order:

20

Airing order in the USA:
20

Original air date:
March 18, 1988

Writers:
Alex Gansa & Howard Gordon

Director:
Christopher Leitch

Director of Photography:
Steven Larner

Production Designer:
John Mansbridge

Editor:
Drake P. Sullivan

Supervising Producer:
Ron Koslow

Co-Supervising Producer:
Stephen Kurzfeld

Producers:
David Peckinpah
George R. R. Martin
Kenneth R. Koch

Music:
Don Davis - main theme by Lee Holdridge
 

Cast:

Vincent

Ron Perlman

Catherine Chandler

Linda Hamilton

Father

Roy Dotrice

Joe (voice on the phone) Jay Acovone
Jamie Irina Irvine
Mary Ellen Geer
Narcissa Beah Richards
Paracelsus Tony Jay
Pascal Armin Shimerman
Winslow James Avery
Erlik the Giant Big John Studd

Literary references:

Episode title, and Paracelsus to Vincent:
"Better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven"
from
John Milton, Paradise Lost, 1667.

Paracelsus to Catherine:
Nietzsche said: "That which does not kill me, makes me stonger"
from

Friedrich Nietzsche, Götzen-Dämmerung ("Twilight of the Idols"), 1888.

Musical references:
none