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'Conan the Barbarian' TV Series Underway at Amazon, 'Game of Thrones' Director to Helm Reboot

'Conan the Barbarian' TV Series Underway at Amazon, 'Game of Thrones' Director to Helm Reboot

Featured is a promotional image for the original "Conan the Barbarian" film. | Facebook/ConanTheBarbarianMovie

"Conan the Barbarian" is getting the reboot treament from Amazon.

Amazon is bringing the famed franchise to the small screen, according to Deadline. Director Miguel Sapochnik — who was behind some of the most unforgettable "Game of Thrones" episodes including "The Winds of Winter" and "Battle of the Bastards" — will helm the project. He will be teaming up with writer Ryan Condal ("Hercules," "Colony") and producer Warren Littlefield ("The Handmaid's Tale").

Conan the Barbarian is a fictional hero in the 1930s who was created by Robert E. Howard. He was introduced to the big screen in the 1982 film that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger. Since then, the character has been adapted to different books, films, comics, games, animated Tv programs and other media. "Game of Thrones" alum Jason Momoa also portrayed the character in a 2011 film.

There's no word yet on when the show will likely hit the small screen, nor who will portray the role of Conan. Given the fact that he has most famously been played by Schwarzenegger, whoever plays the new lead will surely have some big shoes to fill.

News of the reboot comes a month after Marvel announced that they have inked a new deal with Conan Properties International. This means the company will take over the franchise starting in January 2019.

Further details about the new comic book series have yet to be announced. It's also unclear whether the new Conan comics will reboot the entire franchise from scratch or pick-up where the last Conan comics left off.

However, Marvel did offer two teaser images showcasing the iconic hero drawn by Esad Ribic and Mike Deodato, Jr. One of the illustrations hint that a crossover between the Avengers and Conan may be happening in the comics.


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