1 9 8 5 (USA)
13 x 60 minute episodes
Father Noah ‘Hardstep’ Rivers (Robert Blake) was a hard-living Catholic priest at St. Dominic’s, a church in a crime-filled slum neighbourhood on the east side of Los Angeles – the “Hell Town” of the title.
Blake began working on the concept for Helltown when he was working on Blood Feud in 1983. He originally took the idea for the series to ABC because he had done Baretta for them, but they weren’t interested.
NBC picked up the idea and the series ran for 13 episodes between 4 September and 25 December 1985.
Father Noah ‘Hardstep’ Rivers
Sister Angel Cakes
Father of Hell Town (Pilot) | Let My Jennie Go | The People vs. Willy the Goat | Hell Town Goes Bananas | Fast Louie | I Will Abide | Stumpy Boy | Lords of War | The One Called Daisy | Love and the Four Corners | The Rat Man Cometh | Straight to Hell | One Ball