A couple of years ago, we heard that Conan the Barbarian TV series was in development at Amazon as all of the streaming services scrambled to find the next Game of Thrones. It is unclear what became of that project, but it appears that the Conan rights have since shifted over to Netflix where they are now giving it a shot as a series as well. Although fans are still holding out hope that Arnold will return to the character one day with The Legend of Conan on the big screen, TV could be a great fit for this property in the meantime. Hit the jump to find out what we know.
According to Deadline, Netflix has put into development a live-action series based on Robert E. Howard’s Conan books courtesy of Fredrik Malmberg and Mark Wheeler’s Pathfinder Media. The deal between Netflix and Conan Properties International gives them the option to acquire the rights to the entire Conan library for use across TV and film in live-action or animated form. They are now in search of a writer / showrunner as well as a director to bring the project to life.
The most recent Conan appearance on screen was the 2011 reboot starring Jason Momoa which failed to spawn any sequels but there have been a few Conan TV shows previously including a pair of animated shows and a 1997 live-action series starring Ralf Möller. Netflix seems to have found a hit with The Witcher TV series and no doubt they will be hoping to replicate that success here. Would you be interested in a live-action Conan series?