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2/05/2018 10:01 pm  #1


Conan TV series

Amazon is making a Conan the Barbarian TV series! They are closely basing it on the original Robert E Howard stories. I have a lot of questions, but mostly I'm excited. The creative team seems very capable.

http://deadline.com/2018/02/amazon-developing-conan-drama-based-robert-e-howard-books-colony-co-creator-1202278547/


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2/06/2018 9:43 am  #2


Re: Conan TV series

I'm trying to stay cautiously optimistic and will definitely take a look but I think Howard's Conan is too niche for television. The money backing television and movies tends to be extremely conservative and loathe to deviate from the well-trod pathways and tropes that put asses in seats. I can easily imagine an Amazon executive constantly tinkering with the show, removing things which might offend and adding things that will attract viewers until it's a mess. I hope my gut instinct is proven wrong and the show turns out to be excellent because it would have a die-hard fan in yours truly. 

 

2/06/2018 11:14 am  #3


Re: Conan TV series

Okay who am I kidding, I am looking foward to this series with fingers crossed. I mean, the 1982 movie Conan wasn't exactly Howard's Conan but it's still an excellent film.

Last edited by Brock Savage (2/06/2018 11:15 am)

 

2/06/2018 11:48 am  #4


Re: Conan TV series

If it is at least as good as the 82 film, I'll be pretty happy. I'm hoping for something even better.

Casting Conan is going to be really important, and the whole thing will be ruined if they try to make the series overly politically correct or safe.


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