Before the world discovered Indiana Indiana discovered the world. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles was based on the Indiana Jones series of films. The series follows the Indiana Jones character as a young boy, and as a young man, as he was growing up and experiencing his early adventures, where he gets into trouble, learns life lessons, and encounters various historical figures along the way. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles was filmed on location all over the world - including England, Russia, Spain, Czechoslovakia, Kenya, France, India, China, Austria, Egypt, the United States, Morocc,o Ireland, Italy, Africa, Turkey, Greece, and Thailand. Nominated for a Golden Globe for best TV Series, Harrison Ford was offered the role of the older Indiana Jones but he turned it down since he thought television had nothing to offer his career. However, Ford appeared as a middle-aged Indy in the episode The Mystery of the Blues, where he recalled one of his early adventures. The show was created and executive produced by George Lucas.