Amazon Developing Conan the Barbarian Series

Feb 6, 2018

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Robert E Howard’s legendary hero Conan the Barbarian is coming back to the small screen with a new series.

According to multiple sources, Amazon is developing a new live action series based on the Cimmerian hero Conan the Barbarian. The project hails from Colony co-creator Ryan Condal, Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik, Fargo and The Handmaid’s Tale executive producer Warren Littlefield, Pathfinder Media and Endeavor Content.

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According to Deadline, “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.”

The new Conan series falls in line with Amazon’s push for high concept fantasy/sci-fi dramas including the upcoming Lord of the Rings series for the streaming service. Whether this new adaptation will follow the original Howard tales is anyone’s guess.

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