Deadline has learned that Amazon Studios is developing a new Conan the Barbarian TV series, entitled Conan, based on the books by Robert E. Howard.
The project is being handled by some big name talent including Colony co-creator Ryan Condal, Game Of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik, Fargo and The Handmaid’s Tale executive producer Warren Littlefield.
Created and written by Condal, 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.
This news continues to solidify Amazon’s push to deliver some big fantasy dramas, hopefully drawing in crowds like Game Of Throne fans. This announcement comes almost three months after Amazon’s announcement to deliver a Lord Of The Rings TV series.
Deadline reported more good news that writer / executive producer, Condal and director Sapochnik have a vested interest in making this series the best it can be:
Condal admits having a personal obsession with the material, which Sapochnik also has been a longtime fan of, leading to their collaboration on the project with the creative goal to return to the original Howard literary works and produce a series that is faithful to the spirit of his Conan character.
This announcement along with recent news of Age Of Conan: Unchained game releasing a progression server and Marvel Comics publishing new comics in 2018 it would seem like things are looking Cimmerian!