Based on the graphic novels written by Jean Van Hamme and illustrated by William Vance, the series features a character known only a XIII — from a tattoo on his chest — an amnesiac, who seeks to discover his concealed past.
Stuart Townsend stars as the titular character, a skilled and lethal secret agent who escapes from an Eastern European Rendition Camp with a surgically altered face and an identity handed to him by a mysterious stranger.
Recruited to a secret organization committed to bringing down the United States Government, XIII has no memory of his past, how he was trained or why. Hunted by a dark anti-government organization, he quickly realizes that the closer he gets to uncovering the riddle, the more complex and deadly the mission becomes.
While living through an ever-evolving government conspiracy, XIII's quest is to discover his true identity at any cost.
XIII is a French-Canadian production, which aired its first season in the Spring of 2011 on Canal+ in France and on Showcase in Canada.
Original air dates: 04/19/2011 to 07/12/2011 (Canada); 04/18/2011 to 05/23/2011 (France)