Based on the Greek myth of Hercules, the son of the god Zeus and a human woman, HERCULES achieved permanent cult status in its short four year run. When Zeus' wife Hera becomes jealous of his relationship with the mortal woman, she causes Hercules, in a moment of insanity, to murder his own family. Now racked with guilt, Hercules (Kevin Sorbo) roams the land, along with his friend Iolaus (Michael Hurst), using his incredible strength to help those in need, fight fantastical creatures, and bring justice to all.
Star Kevin Sorbo, resembling a Greek god with his abundant muscles and flowing hair, brings a relaxed panache to the sword-wielding title character, as he puts down the enemy with ease and causes women throughout the ancient land to swoon at his sight. In addition to Sorbo's allure, and the expert swordfights and breathtaking battle scenes that make HERCULES one of television's best fantasy action series, the series infuses stories with a sly, 20th century pop culture humor that helped to create a rabid fan base and spawned countless similar fantasy/sci-series that successfully mixed action and humor, such as XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS, ANDROMEDA (also starring Sorbo), FARSCAPE, and RELIC HUNTER. This program contains the series' complete fourth season.