There was a series or limited pilot that never took off about a dystopian future where human regressed to caveman like people that lived on the earths surface due to a vaccination gone wrong. There was a split among the humans with the strong aggressive (some of them smart) cave people living on the surface, and the regular weaker humans (scientists and the lot) in a more advanced underground city.
No it was not Roddenberry’s Genesis II or Planet Earth, but very very similar. I need to know the name of that show. I have searched the internet to find someone that is a bigger SciFi geek than me.
The difference between this show and Genesis or Planet Earth was that the vaccine that changed the above ground people left some with high intelligence and caveman like appearances (they were a strange color too,) but the underground city folks had some of the caveman people come down to help them. One big strong caveman was fairly smart and an underground woman started to like him.
This knock off came on channel 11 (WPIX) or 9 (WOR). I can not remember the name. Anyone have any suggestions? I don't think Roddenberry had anything to do with it, and it was a knock off of the other two shows I mentioned.