Legend Of The Seeker Finds Its Way To Your TV This Saturday

30-Minute Preview of Nationally Syndicated Action-Adventure Epic Available as a Free Download Exclusively on the iTunes Store

Action-adventure fans can enjoy a first look of the highly-anticipated epic fantasy series “Legend of the Seeker” before its November 1st premiere weekend. Beginning today, Disney-ABC Domestic Television is offering an extended preview of the nationally-syndicated series as a free download, exclusively available on the iTunes Store (http://www.iTunes.com). The free download, entitled “Legend of the Seeker: A First Look,” will give fans the opportunity to view the first 30-minutes of the upcoming two-hour television event executive-produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, the team that brought the characters of Hercules and Xena to life almost a decade ago. If you’d rather not go through iTunes, you can view watch the first 10 minutes at the official site.

“Fans have been clamoring to get a first look at the series and based on the early response from the clips released on the ‘Legend of the Seeker’ website, we knew this would be a huge success with audiences,” noted Janice Marinelli, President, Disney-ABC Domestic Television.

Shot with the exotic and rugged New Zealand landscape as its backdrop, the one-hour scripted series is an adaptation of internationally best-selling author Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth book series. “Legend of the Seeker” explores the adventures of woodsman Richard Cypher (Craig Horner, “Monarch Cove” and “Blue Water High”), who discovers that he was born to fulfill a prophecy of becoming a guardian hero to oppressed people. With the help of a mysterious woman named Kahlan (Bridget Regan, “Sex and the City” and “Six Degrees”) and a wise old wizard named Zedd (Bruce Spence, “Mad Max 2” and “The Matrix Revolutions”), he must stop a ruthless and bloodthirsty tyrant named Darken Rahl (Craig Parker, “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”) from unleashing an ancient evil and enslaving the world.

“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 Ken Biller (“Star Trek: Voyager” and “Six Degrees”) serve as executive producers.

“Legend of the Seeker” has been cleared by Disney-ABC Domestic Television in more than 95 percent of the country, including all of the top 50 markets. The series will premiere with a two-hour event the weekend of November 1st (http://www.LegendoftheSeeker.com for times and channels).

3 thoughts on “Legend Of The Seeker Finds Its Way To Your TV This Saturday”

  1. After reading the great books the mr goodkind wrote I am very surprised he allowed this Mockery. I watched this tonight and am Pissed needless to say it shredded the book up so much it destroyed a good story

  2. I watched this a couple days ago, and wondered if Sam Raimi, Joshua Donen, etc. had even read the series, or just skimmed through and found the words sword, wizard, bad/good, me like, and decided to make a series out of it. Because it contains virtually nothing from the book beyond character names. It was quite obvious that the target audience of this farce were people that haven’t read the book and need everything explained to them in the manner of A is for Apple. I feel insulted, and you should as well Terry.
    I’ll start from the beginning of the show. the book of counted shadows does not exist anymore because when Richard was younger his father made him burn it after he had memorized it in its entirety. None of this Fain material ever happened, and Darken Rahl was the one who interrogated, murdered, and read Richards fathers entrails by means of that cute wavy dagger he carries, no its not just for looks there’s a purpose. Richard actually knew Zedd quite well, and was a good trusted friend. The barrier was not bombarded by magical catapults, and wizards, and that stone given to Fain to traverse through the barrier, was actually given to Richard. I’ve left out many other details that I remember reading, but thought I would just go over some main flaws.
    How? I’ve never understood how a studio can screw something up so badly, when the whole story is laid right before there eyes, and I guess I never will. I will admit that after book 5 or 6 the story flows in more of a routine or formula of a highly tedious and uninventive nature, much like Star Wars, and Indie eventually did, but until then The SOT series certainly does not deserve this.
    After seeing this destruction of a great first book in the series, I would have to say that Terry Goodkind “SOLD OUT” for way too little. The only other episode I want to watch is the one with Denna, because I can’t wait to see how that part is disneyfied, remember kids blood and violence is just a part of your imagination and doesn’t really happen in the real world, well not what can be censored anyway. Which makes me wonder why this society thinks its ok for men to have their shirts off and not women oh how sexism, and prejudice run rampant in our country, but thats another topic. Until then I’m waiting for George R.R. Martins A Song of Ice and Fire book 5, and the adaptation of the series on HBO, because there is no way they can butcher something this badly.

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