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Sneak look at Legend of the Seeker

28/10/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin

Buy Legend of the Seeker in the USA - or Buy Legend of the Seeker in the UK

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US-based fantasy fans can get a first look of the dire-seeming fantasy series Legend of the Seeker before its November 1st 2008 premiere weekend. Disney-ABC is offering a preview of the TV series as a free download, available on the iTunes Store. The download, entitled Legend of the Seeker: A First Look, will allow fans to view the first 30-minutes of the rubbish upcoming two-hour television series executive-produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert (aka Hercules and Xena).

Shot with New Zealand as its backdrop, the one-hour scripted series is an adaptation of 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.

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