This series is based on the same-name TV movie (and its sequel) that Roger Corman produced for the Showtime network. When Angel City's deep-seated corruption claims the life of her father, police detective Darcy Walker decides she needs to do more to fight crime than her badge allows. Donning a mask and a skimpy costume, Darcy takes to the streets each night as a vigilante hero called the Black Scorpion, who, much like the Batman, has no super-human powers, relying instead on considerable hand-to-hand combat skills and a variety of high-tech weapons. In each episode we see Darcy, as the Black Scorpion, take on another of Angel City's multitude of villains and scoundrels.
Unable to defeat the combined might of four supervillains, Darcy questions her vocation as a superhero. When Dr. Phoenix resurrects her father, Lieutenant Walker, Darcy is inspired to remain true to her calling. Once again, Darcy becomes Black Scorpion, and this time father and daughter battle the four supervillains together.