Sam Raimi by Eric Charbonneau/ WireImage.com Sam Raimi by Eric Charbonneau/ WireImage.com
Sam Raimi, the mastermind behind the

Spider-Man 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 Reporter. 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 Spider-Man? Only time (and some awesome special effects) will tell how Raimi's imagination translates to the small screen. - Anna Dimond Catch more of Sam Raimi's magic with our Online Video Guide. Related: " Sam Raimi Drags Three More to Hell " Sam Raimi Scares Up 13 for the CW