|[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.
|[09/27/16 - 03:36 PM]
NBC's Beloved New Tuesday Drama "This Is Us" Receives Full-Season Order
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|[09/27/16 - 12:00 PM]
"The Strain" Renewed for Fourth and Final Season
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|[09/27/16 - 11:32 AM]
National Geographic Channel's Critically Acclaimed "Explorer" Set to Return on November 14 at 10:00 PM ET/PT as a Weekly Series in a New, Re-Imagined Format
Hosted by Richard Bacon, the documentary series will use a mix of intrepid field pieces, roundtable discussions and in-depth interviews in a continuation of the series' legacy of pushing the boundaries of journalism.
|[09/27/16 - 10:49 AM]
Lifetime Announces Programming Event on Saturday, November 5 with Premiere of Original Movie, "Who Killed JonBenet?"
The film stars Eion Bailey, Michel Gill, Julia Campbell and Payton Lepinski as JonBenet.
|[09/27/16 - 10:00 AM]
Starz Offers Bloody Good Time with Free Sampling of Original Series "Ash vs Evil Dead" Second Season Premiere Episode
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|[09/27/16 - 09:15 AM]
"Family Time" Season Four Premieres Tues. Oct. 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET on Bounce TV
The series comedically chronicles the lives of the Stallworth family, headed by the dad Tony, a struggling general contractor played by Omar Gooding, and his wife Lisa, an unfulfilled stay-at-home mom portrayed by Angell Conwell.
|[09/27/16 - 09:10 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Coverage of the First Presidential Debate
Said 90-minute telecast draws a collective 45.3 million viewers between ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC.
|[09/27/16 - 07:01 AM]
Video: Netflix Releases Trailer & Key Art for "Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids"
The Netflix Original Film, which premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, gives you the best seat in the house for the final show of the 20/20 Experience World Tour at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena.
|[09/27/16 - 06:58 AM]
Sonar Entertainment Joins with Bavaria Fernsehproduktion and Sky Deutschland to Co-Produce and Distribute Eight-Episode Series "Das Boot"
The new production is set immediately after the events of Wolfgang Petersen's 1981 Oscar-nominated classic anti-war film, one of the most successful German films of all time.
|[09/27/16 - 06:12 AM]
Amazon Studios Greenlights Three New Series for Prime Video
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|[09/27/16 - 06:09 AM]
Video: Get Ready for "The Crown" - Official Trailer, Key Art and Brand New Images Released
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|[09/26/16 - 02:07 PM]
More Roadtrips Are on the Way as Great American Country Renews Its Popular Series "Going RV"
Premiering in February 2017, the new 14-episode season follows families who decide to ditch ordinary daily life for an adventure out on the open road.
|[09/26/16 - 12:09 PM]
Viceland Sets Premiere for Its First-Ever Daily, Late Night Show "Desus & Mero"
The show will air Mondays-Thursdays at 11:00/10:00c beginning Monday, October 17.
|[09/26/16 - 11:33 AM]
Prepare to Be Scared with Syfy's Annual "31 Days of Halloween" Celebration
Among the highlights: "Channel Zero: Candle Cove," which will now premieres Tuesday, October 11 at 9:00/8:00c.
|[09/26/16 - 11:14 AM]
Raise a Glass to An All-New Season of Bravo Media's "Vanderpump Rules" Premiering Monday, November 7 at 9PM ET/PT
The new season of "Vanderpump Rules" once again partners Lisa with Jax Taylor, Stassi Schroeder, Scheana Shay, Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix, James Kennedy, Katie Maloney, Tom Schwartz, Kristen Doute, and Lala Kent.