- 2 Seasons
Jeremiah is a U.S. science fiction drama telling the story of a group of people fighting to rebuild the world following a deadly virus that killed the majority of the world's population in the 2000s. The two seasons of the show are based on a Belgian comic book series called Jeremiah; apart from the names of some of the characters the plot and timeline of the TV series have been heavily altered from the comic. Jeremiah was adapted for the TV by veteran science fiction producer J. Michael Straczynski and stars Luke Perry as Jeremiah and Malcolm-Jamal Wanrer as Kurdy. The show ran for two seasons on the Showtime network from 2002 to 2004 on the Showtime Network for a total of 35 episodes each of around 45 minutes in length. Set in a future version of the U.S., Jeremiah tells the story of a world in which the majority of the adult population was killed by a virus known as the big D, which left most pre-pubescent children free from harm. Set 15 years after the virus has become dormant the show sees a lone figure known as Jeremiah searching for a safe haven known as the Valhalla Sector. In the opening episdoes of season one Jeremiah links up with another survivor of the virus called Kurdy who becomes Jeremiah's travelling companion. Directed by a dying person called Simon to a former NORAD building Jeremiah joins a group of people attempting to rebuild the Earth and establish a new civilization. Various threats appear to Jeremiah and his group including an army headed by a man claiming be the prophet Daniel who leads his group of followers against Jeremiah and his group. A mysterious group from an area known as Thunder Mountain also regularly appear to cause trouble for Jeremiah and halt his attempts at rebuilding America. Completion of the second season saw the majority of plot points and stories completed to provide a difinitive ending to the show.