KILLEEN, Texas – Good news for all the fans of barbarian warrior Conan! Online marketplace Amazon recently revealed that they are in the process of developing Conan the Barbarian into a live action-drama series.
This adaptation will be the first time in 20 years for the well-known comic book character to surface on screen again.
According to reports, the upcoming TV series will be based on Robert E. Howard’s original books published in 1932. This could mean that this time, Amazon’s new adaptation may stick closer to the character’s literary roots.
Conan has appeared in some adaptations over the years, but most of them have deviated from the original material.
The adaptation will tell the story of a warrior who is cast out of his tribal homelands. Conan will be forced to venture out into a whole new world where he will try to find out his purpose after being rejected as an obtuse, wild man.
Reports said that the project is Amazon’s contender against other online streaming platforms’ hit series.
By adding Conan’s story to Amazon Prime Video, they are hoping that it will make a lot of buzz similar to Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Netflix’s increasing list of hit original shows. It is not far from possible since the team behind the new Conan adaptation are successful names.
Holding the reins of the impending TV series are Ryan Condal, Colony co-creator; Miguel Sapochnik, Game of Thrones director; and Warren Littlefield, Fargo and The Handmaid’s Tale executive producer. They will be working alongside Fredrik Malmberg and Mark Wheeler, who are both from Pathfinder Media. Endeavor Content is the show’s studio.
There is no information yet on who will possibly take on the role as the newest Conan. In the films Conan the Barbarian (1982) and Conan the Destroyer (1984), the character was played by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa played the part in the 2011 movie adaptation. Bodybuilder Ralf Moeller also got to be Conan in the live action series Conan the Adventurer which ran from 1997 to 1998.
It is unknown yet when the show will make its comeback. So if you are a fan of Conan the Barbarian, you will have to stay tuned to find out when it will arrive in Amazon Prime Video.