Conan the Barbarian Series in the Works at Amazon


Amazon is making a TV series of Conan the Barbarian from the director of Game of Thrones.

And now Colony co-creator Ryan Condal, Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik and The Handmaid's Tale executive producer Warren Littlefield are joining forces to for Amazon's new attempt.

Condal's adaption will reportedly return to the literary roots of the character and see the young Conan wandering the world, encountering mysterious and unsafe adversaries, all while trying to find his place in the world.

The film versions, Conan The Barbarian and Conan The Destroyer, both hit the big screen in the 1980s with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the title role.

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The story will find Conan driven from his tribal homeland, and set to wandering the mysterious and treacherous world beyond its borders.

There is no telling when Amazon's Conan series will enter production, or who will end up being cast in the titular role. Littlefield executive produces. The trio are apparently have a shared creative goal for Conan as well: to bring Howard's original literary works to the small screen in a series that's "faithful to the spirit his Conan character", which Howard created in 1932 through a collection of fantasy stories for Weird Tales magazine. There have been two animated TV series and a short-lived 1997 syndicated action-adventure series, Conan the Adventurer, toplined by Ralf Möller. Conan the Barbarian received a lackluster feature reboot back in 2011, with Jason Momoa in the lead, which failed dismally at the box office.

Within comics, Conan has a someone larger pantheon, being a part of the Marvel Comics world until 2003, before having stories published by Dark Horse and DC Comics. We'll keep you updated as more information becomes available.