Conan the Barbarian series in development at Amazon

By Nathaniel Dalby - Tue 6th Feb 2018 News

Conan could be headed to the small screen.

A new series based around Conan the Barbarian is being worked on by Amazon Studios.

Fresh from acquiring the rights to a Lord of the Rings series, Amazon looks set to revitalise another fantasy epic in Conan the Barbarian.

Specific details of the show are still being kept under wraps, but Amazon claims that the series will retell the character’s origin, sticking to the original stories by Robert E. Howard.

Amazon has already gotten a number of writers, directors and producers on-board, with Colony co-creator Ryan Condal acting as showrunner, Warren Littlefield (Fargo, The Handmaid’s Tale) producing and Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik directing some episodes.

A new Conan TV series has been rumoured for some time now, ever since the film remake failed to make waves amongst fans and casual audiences alike. 

The most famous version of Conan is undoubtedly the 1982 film Conan the Barbarian, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, with this new TV series drawing from the original comics instead.

Amazon’s projects are essential free from restrictions, including budget. This means that many fans will be hopeful for faithful and suitably violent screen adaptation.

A release date for the series has yet to be revealed, though late 2019 would be a logical assumption.

You’ll be able to watch Conan the Barbarian when it releases on Amazon Prime Video.

Source: Screen Rant