Young Dan'l Boone
|Young Dan'l Boone|
|Directed by||Earl Bellamy|
John Joseph Thomas
|Opening theme||Earle Hagen|
|Ending theme||Earle Hagen|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||4 aired, 8 filmed|
|Location(s)||Smoky Mountains, Tennessee|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||20th Century Fox Television|
|Original release||12 September – 3 October 1977|
Young Dan'l Boone is a television series that was broadcast on CBS for four episodes from September 12 to October 10, 1977. The series follows famed American frontiersman Daniel Boone on his adventures before his marriage. His three companions are Peter Dawes, a 12-year-old English boy, a runaway slave named Hawk, and a Cherokee named Tsiskwa. Meanwhile, Rebecca Bryan waits at home hoping she and Daniel will marry someday.
The 1960s Daniel Boone series starring Fess Parker had been a commercial success but was often mocked for its historical inaccuracies. The makers of "Young Dan'l Boone" sought to be more realistic. The series was shot on location in the Appalachian Mountains near where the real Daniel Boone grew up. The plots were based more on actual events. But the show had poor ratings and was soon canceled.
- Daniel Boone - Rick Moses
- Rebecca Bryan - Devon Ericson
- Hawk - Ji-Tu Cumbuka
- Peter Dawes - John Joseph Thomas
- Tsiskwa - Eloy Casados
Guest stars included Cal Bellini, Jeremy Brett, Kurt Kasznar, Clive Revill, Len Birman, Richard Kiel and Paul Shenar. Several actors from the nearby University of Tennessee theater department played recurring Native Americans.
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