|[07/24/08 - 04:06 PM]
Highly-Anticipated, New Epic Fantasy Series to Launch as "Legend of the Seeker" (Series Formerly Known as "Wizard's First Rule")
In addition, Bruce Spence, Jay Laga'aia and Craig Parker have joined the cast of the series.
|[via press release from ABC]
Highly-Anticipated, New Epic Fantasy Series to Launch as "Legend of the Seeker" (Series Formerly Known As "Wizard's First Rule")
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS ALSO ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL CASTING AT COMIC CON
Nationally Syndicated Series From Disney-ABC Domestic Television and ABC
Studios Set to Premiere Nationwide the Weekend of November 1st
SAN DIEGO, July 24 -- The highly-anticipated epic fantasy
series, previously known as (working title) "Wizard's First Rule," will
officially launch as "Legend of the Seeker," it was announced today at the
2008 Comic Con International Convention during a panel led by series
executive producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert. "Legend of the Seeker"
combines elements of fantasy, adventure, magic, mystery and romance, shot
with the enchanting and exotic New Zealand landscape as its backdrop.
In addition, the executive producers also announced that Bruce Spence,
Jay Laga'aia and Craig Parker will join previously announced lead actors
Craig Horner (Richard Cypher) and Bridget Regan (Kahlan) in the first-run,
scripted weekly series. Bruce Spence ("Mad Max 2" and "The Matrix
Revolutions") portrays Zedd, a wise and powerful old wizard who accompanies
Richard and Kahlan on their epic journey; Jay Laga'aia ("Star Wars Episode
II: Attack of the Clones" and "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith")
stars as Chase, a loyal and fearsome member of the Councilor's Guard; and
Craig Parker ("The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers") plays Darken Rahl, a charismatic
bloodthirsty tyrant that Richard must prevent from unleashing an ancient
evil that will enslave the world.
From the talented team behind the long-running, successful series
"Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and "Xena: Warrior Princess," and the
studio that produces primetime network hits including "Lost," "Grey's
Anatomy," "Desperate Housewives," "Ghost Whisperer" and "Army Wives," the
series will kick off with a thrilling two-hour premiere event on November
1, 2008. "Legend of the Seeker" has been cleared by Disney-ABC Domestic
Television in 95% of the country to date, including all of the top 50
markets. Production on the 22-episodes is currently underway in New
Zealand. The one-hour series is based on Terry Goodkind's book "Wizard's
First Rule" and epic fantasy series "The Sword of Truth." Goodkind's
popular epic fantasy series are international bestsellers that have been
translated into over 20 languages.
"Legend of the Seeker" is produced by ABC Studios, marking their first
venture into broadcast syndication. Sam Raimi ("Spider-Man," "Spider-Man
2," "Spider-Man 3" and "The Evil Dead"), Rob Tapert ("The Grudge," "Xena:
Warrior Princess," "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and "Cleopatra
2525"), Joshua Donen ("The Quick and the Dead"), Ned Nalle (production
executive for "Xena: Warrior Princess" and "Hercules: The Legendary
Journeys") and Kenneth Biller ("Star Trek: Voyager" and "Six Degrees")
serve as executive producers.
|[02/12/16 - 10:15 AM]
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|[02/12/16 - 09:39 AM]
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|[02/12/16 - 09:03 AM]
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|[02/12/16 - 09:01 AM]
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|[02/12/16 - 08:01 AM]
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|[02/12/16 - 07:30 AM]
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|[02/12/16 - 07:03 AM]
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|[02/12/16 - 06:31 AM]
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|[02/12/16 - 06:00 AM]
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|[02/11/16 - 03:16 PM]
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|[02/11/16 - 02:49 PM]
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|[02/11/16 - 02:33 PM]
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|[02/11/16 - 01:51 PM]
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|[02/11/16 - 01:46 PM]
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|[02/11/16 - 01:28 PM]
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