The Legend of William Tell

Season 1
 (6)
1998ALL
This series follows the legend of Wilhelm Gorkeit of Tellikon (William Tell), who, as the stories say, shot an apple off of his son's head and lead the rebellion to free Switzerland.
Starring
Kieren HutchisonAndrew RoberttNathaniel Lees
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Shaytana's Eye
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    August 30, 1998
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    The peaceful Kingdom of Kale is thrown into chaos after the Citadel is overthrown by the dark forces of Kreel and Xax. After his family farm is destroyed by the Xaxian army, young William Tell is visited by the mystical Kalem who reveals that he has been chosen to seek the legendary Crystal Arrow which is the key to saving the Princess Vara and her Kingdom.
  2. 2. Escape into Fear
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    September 13, 1998
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    William and the rebels suspect Xax is plotting with Kreel who has a reputation of delivering powerful, dark magic. After Princess Vara escapes during a battle with Xaxian warriors, William is conflicted when he discovers that there is a bounty on his head and villagers are threatened with execution unless he gives himself up.
  3. 3. Darkness and Light
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    September 20, 1998
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    William's bold plan to infiltrate the Citadel goes wrong when Leon is arrested after being caught talking to Alexim in the marketplace. Rather than executing Leon immediately, Kreel holds him prisoner as bait. But will William and the rebel forces fall to Kreel and Xax's nefarious plans?
  4. 4. Hidden Valley
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    September 27, 1998
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    The group seeks refuge in the Hidden Valley, but they soon discover that the water supply has been contaminated with a powerful hypnotic substance which has turned the once peaceful village into an army of willing slaves. William is positive Xax and Kreel are behind it all, but there is something more to it than simply William's capture.
  5. 5. The Challenge
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    October 4, 1998
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    A statue of Xax with crystal eyes has been placed in every village as a form of surveillance for Kreel and Xax to spy over the kingdom. Lalia refuses to worship the idol and is taken prisoner. Will discovers the type of crystal that is being used to transmit the images and seeks to destroy the mine that it is sourced from. But there is also a mystery to be resolved with Lalia.
  6. 6. The Spirit of Kale
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    October 11, 1998
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    During an attempt to infiltrate Kreel in his stronghold, Kalem transforms into a bird but is sensed by Shaytana's Eye and badly wounded. In order to heal herself she must drink from the Crystal Stream but she is far too weak to make the journey alone. So Will and Aruna must assist her, leaving Leon and Drogo to protect Vara from the dark forces of Xax and Kreel.
  7. 7. Swarm
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    October 18, 1998
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    Princess Vara has fallen ill and the group is taken in by Harana, a healer and leader of a group called The Watchers. She leads them to a bountiful valley which does not seem to appear on any map. But it soon becomes evident that this idyllic valley is secretly controlled by Kreel. And William and the rebel forces must delve deep into their reserves and strategies to survive.
  8. 8. Master of Doubt
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    November 1, 1998
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    During a hunt with a group of Warriors, Xax is ecstatic to cross paths with Will and his rebel forces. After they are chased by the horsemen on an open plain with seemingly no escape, the mist clears and reveals a mysterious castle. But the group soon discovers that this is no ordinary castle. It is the Castle of Doubt, where every good thing has an evil counterpart and nothing is what it seems.
  9. 9. The Sorcerer's Apprentice
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    October 25, 1998
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    Xax and Kreel aren't the only obstacles in the hero's path for the Crystal Arrow. The evil sorcerer, Zadrim, has been working together with the scientist, Voss, to develop a horrifying strain of a deadly virus known as the Yttrium Element. William arranges for Aruna to travel to the house of Athelstan, to pose as an assistant to discover and put an end to Voss's plan.
  10. 10. The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior
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    November 15, 1998
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    Will and the band are on a diplomatic mission to Mendica where two rival tribes, the Mendicans and the Sarks, have been fighting. Will is worried that the two tribes are too busy feuding to understand the threat of Xax's Warriors. But Assan, the Mendican leader, is preoccupied with the disappearance of his son. Kreel is sure that this will play a major role in the capture of the rebel forces.
  11. 11. The Labyrinth
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    November 22, 1998
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    In an attempt to defeat Will and Kalem, Kreel has brought forth the most concentrated evil in the form of Memlok - creature of the Dark who is sent out in the world in disguise as a pretty servant-girl, Arabella. Arabella is placed in the path of the rebels who 'rescue' her from Xaxian Warriors. But this time Kreel may have gone too far.
  12. 12. Doppelganger
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    December 6, 1998
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    Kalem struggles despite her mythical powers to stop Kreel creating a doppelganger of Will who now is marauding the countryside with a band of Barbarians, leaving a trail of murder and destruction in his wake, all under the brand of William Tell. Throughout the Kingdom, new and old friends have turned against the group under the belief that William is a criminal.
  13. 13. Combat
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    December 3, 1998
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    William is in despair, believing that the spirit of Kalem has been overtaken by the dark forces. Conflict arises amidst the group and Aruna goes after Xax, but gets herself captured. William joins a band of prisoners in order to sneak into the Citadel to save Aruna. However, he finds himself in an unexpected position as the prisoners are being trained to fight as gladiators to the death.
  14. 14. Resurrection
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    December 20, 1998
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    With the apparent death of Kalem, the band splits up. Kreel assures Xax that the battle to win the Kingdom has been won. William has banished himself to a life of solitude, working on a pig farm. But after Kalem appears to him again, William sets out for one more chance to find the Crystal Arrow and save the Kingdom of Kale and restore the deposed Princess Vara to the throne.
  15. 15. The Fifth Column
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    September 9, 1998
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    After their escape from the mines, William and his newfound friends from the rebel forces - Leon, Aruna and Drogo continue their journey to obtain the mythical Crystal Arrow. But Princess Vara seems to think she is better suited on the throne beside Xax who seems to be remaining hot on their trail. It soon becomes clear that there is a traitor amidst the group. But who is it?
  16. 16. The Lotus Eaters
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    November 8, 1998
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    After fleeing the Xaxian Warriors, William and fellow rebels stumble upon the Sacred Valley - a place of startling natural beauty which seems to magically grant their every desire. And the group quickly forgets about their quest for the Crystal Arrow. But Drogo soon discovers that there is something dark going on in this idyllic valley. And a dangerous price to pay in the pursuit of perfection.

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Directors
Declan EamesMike SmithGraham Wetherell
Supporting actors
Katrina BrowneRay HenwoodSharon TyrellBeth AllenDrew NeemiaPeter McKenzie
Season year
1998
Network
Cloud 9 Screen Entertainment
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Prime Video (streaming online video)
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2.9 out of 5 stars

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MunroReviewed in the United States on November 23, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
A fantasy-adventure show for kids
Shot in New Zealand in the early 1990s but aimed at a younger audience than "Hercules" and "Xena", "William Tell" is inspired by the legend of the titular Swiss outlaw/folk hero. However, contrary to Amazon's descriptive blurb (for some reason), this series actually transplants his story from medieval Switzerland to the fantasy kingdom of Kale.

Rebel leader Will and his friends - Aruna the cat-like Arborean, Leon the super-strong Heraclean and Drogo the wolf-boy - fight the evil Lord Xax and his wizard Kreel, who have usurped the rightful ruler of Kale, Princess Vara.

The first few episodes suffer from a noticeable lack of action, but the heroes do eventually come into their own and the series features some exciting sword and sorcery-type adventures for younger viewers.

Finally, it's worth noting that some of the 16 episodes listed here are out of order - Ep. 14 ("Resurrection") is actually the final episode of the series.
3 people found this helpful
Jim FlaniganReviewed in the United States on May 17, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Legendary
What a wonderful cult series this is and so exciting with all it’s characters, and the fact that it pays homage to the original story, but delivers something unique and new at the same time.

If you are a fan of fantasy and mythology, there is never a dull moment with this show.

I loved the mix of characters and how each episode has a connecting thread but can also be watched individually as if a stand-alone show.

Such a great line up of cast and so much talent amongst them all.

I will definitely be watching this again in the not so distant future.
Bella DonnaReviewed in the United States on April 30, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Watch the earlier version
This is not even close to the William Tell story. Watch the TV series starring Conrad Phillips.

https://www.amazon.com/William-Tell-Conrad-Phillips/dp/B00153ZR8Q/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=william+tell+tv&qid=1556660256&s=gateway&sr=8-6
SilverBearReviewed in the United States on September 6, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
Better suited for Children than adults
Better suited for Children than adults
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on August 3, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
William Tell is a folk hero of Switzerland
You do not need to be from Switzerland to enjoy this great series. I highly recommend watching the show!!
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John BReviewed in the United States on March 8, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good, fun, nostalgic
I remember watching this show as a kid. Nostalgia is a funny thing, but if you're a fan of wild 90s sci-fi/fantasy television, this is a good one to watch.
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