ENOUGH TALK*! Netflix to do Conan the Barbarian series.


Netflix has put in development an epic live-action series based on Conan, the iconic sword-and-sorcery character created by writer Robert E. Howard…

…the project, from Fredrik Malmberg and Mark Wheeler’s Pathfinder Media, is the first in a deal between Netflix and Conan Properties International, owned by Malmberg’s Cabinet Entertainment. The pact gives Netflix the exclusive option to acquire rights to the Conan literary library and develop works across TV and film, both live-action and animated.

This is what is good in life.

Moe Lane

*An excellent scene from an underrated movie

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4 thoughts on “ENOUGH TALK*! Netflix to do Conan the Barbarian series.”

  1. The only person who’ve ever adopted Conan properly into movie/tv is John Milius, and he’s no longer with us.

  2. “Based on”.
    Not even a “we’re really excited to adapt this particular story”.
    I’m an REH fanboy. I’d love to welcome new blood into the awesomeness.
    I hate to say it, but I don’t see this working.
    Too much of the stories are third-person omniscient of things not easily spoken or depicted. Too much of the mood depends on the rhythm and sound of the writing. Descriptions and interactions are impressionistic, evoking their power from the reader’s imagination. Not to mention that many of the prevailing themes are directly antagonistic to the people comprising the entertainment industry, and most of the rest are politically incorrect.
    It’s going to suck.
    And as our wishful dreams burn to ash, we shall laugh at our folly.

    1. Thought process:
      At least people can still find and buy…
      Wait. I haven’t checked in a while. Let me check before posting.
      Doc Savage is now in e-book at Amazon!
      And for reasonable prices!
      (Granted, it’s only a few of the stories. But considering I’ve heard about the series my entire life without ever seeing a copy in the wild…)

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