Conan the Barbarian Series Coming To Amazon
Amazon is developing a Conan the Barbarian series!
Conan the Barbarian Getting New Amazon Series!
Amazon Studios is in development on a Conan the Barbarian series, based on the classic books by Robert E. Howard, according to Deadline. This new series comes to us from Ryan Condal, co-creator of Colony, Miguel Sapochnik, who directed some of the most critically-acclaimed episodes of Game of Thrones, Warren Littlefield, who executive produced Fargo and The Handmaid’s Tale, Pathfinder Media and Endeavor Content. Condal will also executive produce with Sapochnik and Littlefield, with Sapochnik directing. Fredrik Malmberg and Mark Wheeler will executive produce as well through Pathfinder Media. In Conan, the hero is driven out of his homeland and deals with the “mysterious and treacherous world of civilization where he searches for purpose in a place that rejects him as a mindless savage.”
Robert E. Howard created Conan the Barbarian (a.k.a. Conan the Cimmerian) in 1932, and it was published as a series of stories in “Weird Tales” magazine. Arnold Schwarzenegger played the role in the 1982 in the film Conan the Barbarian, and again in 1984's Conan the Destroyer. Jason Momoa played the character in the 2011 movie reboot. There have been animated TV series, a syndicated live-action series in 1997, comics, video games, and even a role-playing game based on the character. Howard also published stories in Fantasy Fan Magazine, and some stories weren’t released until after his death. There are still some unfinished stories as well. The character is a wandering brute who battles evil to protect the innocent.