As a part of Amazon trying to push new high-budget shows out in the coming years, they will be releasing a brand new adaptation of Conan the Barbarian, which is based on the books by Robert E. Howard.
This news comes in from Deadline. Amazon will be adding Conan the Barbarian to their list of high-budget dramas they will have releasing over the next few years. Obviously, we know that they have acquired the rights to Lord Of The Rings and will be investing up to as much as one billion dollars into that over a multiple season run. Ryan Condal is the man behind the newly announced Conan the Barbarian series, having wrote and created it over the past two years.
Working alongside Condal will be Emmy winner Miguel Sapochnik as director, he has directed many episodes of HBO hit Game of Thrones, including two of the greatest TV episodes the world has seen in The Battle of the Bastards and The Winds of Winter. Emmy winner Warren Littlefield who won his Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series for Fargo in 2014 will also direct. Also in the crew we have Fredrik Malmberg and Mark Wheeler who will both executive produce.
Conan retells the classic character’s story via a return to his literary origins. Driven out of his tribal homelands, Conan wanders the mysterious and treacherous world of civilization where he searches for purpose in a place that rejects him as a mindless savage.
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We do not have much more news to tell you about this series at the moment, but stay tuned for more news including release dates and cast.
See the Tweet Ryan Condal sent out after the news broke that his version of the classic story is happening.
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This news is more than two years in the making. It’s been a long road but a rewarding one. Very excited to have the chance to beam my favorite Cimmerian into your homes.https://t.co/OnDeWf2h5H
— Ryan Condal (@WrathOfCondal) February 6, 2018
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