Maya (American TV series)
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Maya is an American hour-long adventure television series that aired on NBC, Saturdays from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., from September 16, 1967 until February 10, 1968. The series is a follow-up to the 1966 film of the same name. Set in the Indian jungle, the series centered on an American boy searching for his missing father, a big game hunter.
|Theme music composer||Hans J. Salter|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||18|
|Production location(s)||United States|
|Running time||60 mins|
|Production company(s)||King Brothers Productions|
|Original release||September 16, 1967 –|
February 10, 1968
The series starred teenage Jay North (famous for starring as Dennis the Menace as a child) as Terry Bowen, and Indian actor Sajid Khan (also prominent in his homeland from his child-acting background) as Raji, a native boy who joined up with the lead. Raji's elephant, Maya, gave the series its name. Maya was Terry and Raji's source of transportation, as well as providing help when flight or rescue was needed.
Filmed entirely on location, the series was produced by Frank King, who had also produced the 1966 feature film, Maya, which inspired the series and starred Jay North, Sajid Khan, and Clint Walker as Terry's estranged father, who is never seen in the TV series.
Japanese singer Rajie got her stage name from the character Raji.
- Brooks, Tim & Marsh, Earle, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows 1946–present, Ballantine, 1979
- Maltin, Leonard – TV Movies 1981–82 Edition, New American Library, 1980
- The 1967 'Complete Series,' Spun Off From the Film, Comes to DVD Archived August 9, 2014, at the Wayback Machine