|[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.
|[12/06/16 - 08:41 AM]
Bask in the Summer Heat with Bravo Media's New Series "Summer House" Premiering Monday, January 16 at 10PM ET/PT
"Summer House" brings together a group of nine friends who work hard during the week, but on the weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day, they share a summer house to let loose in a big way that speaks to their exclusive, high-end lifestyle.
|[12/06/16 - 08:11 AM]
Ring in the New Year with Marathons of Award-Winning Series "Breaking Bad" and "The Walking Dead" on AMC
Also look for binge opportunities from "Humans" and "Into the Badlands."
|[12/05/16 - 06:18 PM]
Jimmy Kimmel Talks Oscars(R) Host Gig on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
"Mike [De Luca] and Jennifer [Todd] have an excellent plan and their enthusiasm is infectious," said Kimmel. "I am honored to have been chosen to host the 89th and final Oscars."
|[12/05/16 - 05:29 PM]
For the First Time, "This Is Us" Beats "Empire" in L+3 18-49 Ratings for the Primetime Week
NBC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 29 and Wednesday, November 30.
|[12/05/16 - 03:28 PM]
OWN's "Queen Sugar" Season Finale Ranks as #1 Cable Telecast for Women Wednesday Night Delivering 2.76 Million Total Viewers
OWN further spins the numbers for the series to date.
|[12/05/16 - 01:30 PM]
"Every Brilliant Thing," The Innovative Off-Broadway Show Adapted for the Screen by Award-Winning Filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, Offers a List for Life; Documentary Debuts Dec. 26
Starring British comedian Jonny Donahoe, this deeply poignant film recounts a life lived in the shadow of suicide.
|[12/05/16 - 01:18 PM]
Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman Are Back with a New Batch of Young Bakers on "Kids Baking Championship"
The 10-week competition kicks off Monday, January 2 at 8:00/7:00c on Food Network.
|[12/05/16 - 01:04 PM]
Netflix Announces Slate of Original Films, Documentaries and Series at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Morgan Neville, Jason Segel, Rooney Mara, Robert Redford, Elijah Wood, Rashida Jones, Melanie Lynskey, Riley Keough, Jesse Plemons, and Alfre Woodard are among the featured auspices.
|[12/05/16 - 12:22 PM]
Season Finale of Freeform's "Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?" Soars to 5-Week Highs Across Key Target Demographics
Freeform further spins the numbers for the series to date.
|[12/05/16 - 12:08 PM]
Limited Drama Series "The Young Pope," Starring Jude Law and Diane Keaton and Directed by Paolo Sorrentino, Debuts Jan. 15 on HBO
Young and charming, Lenny Belardo, aka Pius XIII, is the first American Pope in history.
|[12/05/16 - 11:19 AM]
Investigation Discovery Greenlights Scripted True-Crime Movie "Final Vision" Starring Scott Foley and Dave Annable
The film is the story of Jeffrey MacDonald (Foley), a handsome, Ivy League-educated Green Beret Army Doctor, who was convicted of brutally murdering his pregnant wife and two young daughters in the middle of the night.
|[12/05/16 - 11:11 AM]
"Star Glam Tour" - Free Glam Services On-the-Go Beginning Today
FOX brings Miss Carlotta's mobile salon - with free manicures, blowouts and braids services - to Nashville, Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles and Oakland.
|[12/05/16 - 11:01 AM]
Freeform's "Moments to Celebrate" Programming Event, Begins Monday, December 26, and Continues Through Sunday, January 1
Look for a special sneak preview of the first episode of Freeform's upcoming new sci-fi saga, "Beyond."
|[12/05/16 - 10:40 AM]
Video: Crackle's "SuperMansion: War on Christmas" Releases First Look Clip Featuring Jim Parsons
The original special premieres this coming Thursday, December 8.
|[12/05/16 - 10:03 AM]
AMC Announces the Premiere of Its Critically-Acclaimed Scripted Drama Series, "Humans," Returning for Its Sophomore Season on Monday, February, 13th
Carrie-Anne Moss joins the cast as Dr. Athena Morrow, a pre-eminent Artificial Intelligence expert who is driven by her own motives to create a new kind of machine consciousness.