According to Variety, Sam Raimi’s syndicated original “Wizard’s First Rule” is set to premiere in all of the top 50 markets in the US.
The ABC/Disney show, based on the “Sword of Truth” books by Terry Goodkind, is greenlit for 22 episodes and will begin production in May.
The weekly hourlong action/fantasy series follows Richard Cypher, a young man who makes his living leading people through dangerous forests, as he investigates the murder of his father and finds himself opposing Darken Rahl, the son of an evil wizard.
Goodkind’s popular novels, first published in the mid-nineties, span 11 volumes so far.
“Wizard’s First Rule” will be shot in HD.