, the mastermind behind the
trilogy, has found the leads for his upcoming weekly fantasy series,
Wizard's First Rule
Relative newcomers Craig Horner and Bridget Regan will star in the series, which is based on the eponymous book by Terry Goodkind, says the
. Horner, who hails from Australia, will play Richard Cypher, a man who becomes a magical leader. Cypher joins the mysterious Kahlan (played by Regan) to try to put the kibosh on a tyrannical leader's who ostensibly ruining everyone's lives.
Production on the show starts this month in New Zealand, of course - the only country fit for magic and wizards. Could this new series match the action of
? Only time (and some awesome special effects) will tell how Raimi's imagination translates to the small screen.
- Anna Dimond
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