The series focused on San Francisco Police Detective Frank Kohanek who discovers his city is home to numerous vampires while investigating alleged mobster, Julian Luna . Julian is the “prince” of the city, ruler of five groups of vampires in the city, collectively called “The Kindred”. The vampires survive through the “masquerade”, disguising themselves as humans, and Julian strictly enforces the laws that govern them to protect their anonymity. Julian and Frank form an uneasy bond as they work together to try to prevent a vampire war and Julian struggles with his romantic feelings for a human reporter who puts his kind at risk of exposure.
“Enter the dangerous and sexy world of the undead when vampires clash with mortals – and each other – in modern-day San Francisco. Five clans of urban vampires are known as the KINDRED, and in their terrifying embrace one becomes forever young…forever beautiful…forever doomed. From the savagery in the premiere episode to the chilling climatic finale, the KINDRED draws you into a mysterious realm of corruption, turf wars, forbidden liaisons, and inhuman hunger – in a spellbinding saga of erotic danger and otherworldly suspense!”