BY CROM, Amazon Studios Developing New Conan The Barbarian Series

It's no secret that Amazon Studios has been looking for their own "Game of Thrones-like epic fantasy series" which we were pretty sure was going to be their Lord Of The Rings based series, but now it looks like the streaming service has their eyes set on a certain Barbarian named Conan.

BY CROM, Amazon Studios Developing New Conan The Barbarian Series

Deadline says this new Conan The Barbarian show will retell "the classic character's story via a return to his literary origins. Driven out of his tribal homelands, Conan wanders the mysterious and treacherous world of civilization where he searches for purpose in a place that rejects him as a mindless savage."

Colony co-creator Ryan CondalGame of Thrones' director Miguel SapochnikFargo and The Handmaid's Tale executive producer Warren Littlefield are on board for the series with Pathfinder Media and Endeavor Content.

Deadline goes on to say that Condal has a bit of a 'personal obsession with the material'.  Sapochnik also has been a longtime fan of the Conan The Barbarian story, leading to their collaboration. Reportedly the ultimate goal for the pair is to 'return to the original Robert E. Howard literary works and produce a series that is faithful to the spirit his Conan character'.

We'll keep you appraised as any more information about the series is released.

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Mary Anne ButlerAbout Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

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