Amazon Developing ‘Conan the Barbarian’ Television Series

by Nick Banks

According to Deadline, Amazon is developing a new drama series based on the original Conan the Barbarian stories by Robert E. Howard.

The project is being produced by Colony co-creator Ryan Condal, Game of Thrones director Miguel SapochnikFargo and The Handmaid’s Tale executive producer Warren Littlefield.

The series will be written by Condal and directed Sapochnik, and will “...retell(s) 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.”

It appears that the series is in good hands, as “Condal admits to 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.”

In other Conan news, Horror News Network reported in January that the character will also return to the company that originally adapted Howard’s stories: Marvel Comics.  Conan is set to return to Marvel in 2019.

There is currently no known timetable for the Amazon series, but keep coming back to Horror News Network for future updates as they are announced.





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