The new series, which will be based on the books by Robert E Howard, is coming from Colony co-creator Ryan Condal, The Handmaid’s Tale executive producer Warren Littlefield and Game Of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik. All three are executive producing (along with Fredrik Malmberg and Mark Wheeler via Pathfinder Media), while Sapochnik will also direct.
The news comes 20 years after Conan last appeared on TV in 1997 series Conan The Adventurer, which starred German bodybuilder Ralf Möller as the titular hero and Danny Woodburn as his sidekick Otli.
Amazon currently seems to be going big on sci-fi and fantasy, with its list of upcoming original series including the likes of Carnival Row (about a serial killer that preys on mystical creatures, Darkover (based on Marion Zimmer Bradley’s book series), Galaxy Quest (self-explanatory), Good Omens (based on Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s comedy-fantasy novel), a TV adaptation of The Lord Of The Rings, and more.
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