Conan the Barbarian Series Happening at Amazon

A Conan the Barbarian series is in the works at Amazon, based on the books by Robert E. Howard

A Conan the Barbarian series is in the works at Amazon, based on the books by Robert E. Howard

Amazon Studios is in development on a Conan the Barbarian series, based on the classic books by Robert E. Howard, according to DeadlineConan comes to us from Ryan Condal, co-creator of Colony, Miguel Sapochnik, who directed some of the most critically-acclaimed episodes of Game of Thrones, including “Hardhome” and “Battle of the Bastards,” Warren Littlefield, who executive produced Fargo and The Handmaid’s Tale, Pathfinder Media and Endeavor Content. Conan was created and written by Condal. He will executive produce with Sapochnik and Littlefield, with Sapochnik directing. Fredrik Malmberg and Mark Wheeler will executive produce as well through Pathfinder Media.

In Conan, the hero is driven out of his homeland and deals with the “mysterious and treacherous world of civilization where he searches for purpose in a place that rejects him as a mindless savage.”

Robert E. Howard created Conan the Barbarian (a.k.a. Conan the Cimmerian) in 1932, and it was published as a series of stories in “Weird Tales” magazine. Arnold Schwarzenegger played the role in the 1982 in the film Conan the Barbarian, and again in 1984 in Conan the Destroyer.  Jason Momoa played the character in the 2011 movie, Conan the Barbarian. There have been animated TV series, a syndicated action series in 1997, comics, video games and even a role-playing game based on the character. Howard also published stories in Fantasy Fan Magazine, and some stories weren’t released until after his death. There are unfinished stories as well.

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