"This is the story of a time long ago. A time of myth and legend, when the ancient Gods were petty and cruel, and they plagued mankind with suffering. Only one man dared to challenge their power...Hercules. Hercules possessed a strength the world had never seen. A strength surpassed only by the power of his heart. He journeyed the Earth battling the minions of his wicked stepmother, Hera, the all-powerful Queen of the Gods. But wherever there was evil, wherever an innocent would suffer, there would be...HERCULES."
Hercules the Legendary Journeys
takes place in ancient Greece. It is the story of Hercules as he travels the country doing good and saving people from various monsters and warlords. Hercules is the constant reminder of Zeus' infidelity so Hera hates him and is constantly trying to kill him or convince others too. Hercules travels Greece with his best friend Iolaus.
The show ran for six seasons, producing action figures, spin-offs (Xena: Warrior Princess
, and Young Hercules
), and other memorabilia (such as action figures), and became one of the highest rated syndicated shows in television history.