FOX8 has picked up the Sam Raimi-produced fantasy series Legend of the Seeker.
Filmed entirely in New Zealand, it stars Australian actors Craig Horner (Blue Water High), Jay Laga’aia (Water Rats, Xena, Star Wars – Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith), Jessica Marais (Packed to the Rafters), along with Bruce Spence (The Matrix Revolutions) and Craig Parker (The Lord of the Rings).
It premiered in November 2008.
The series follows productions Raimi’s Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess. Based on The Sword of Truth novels by Terry Goodkind, it follows the story of mountain guide Richard Cypher (Horner) who is thrust into an epic adventure after falling in love with Kahlan Amnell (Bridget Regan) – a beautiful woman with magical powers that are dangerous to any man she loves. With the help of a wise Wizard named Zedd (Spence), they set out to stop the evil ruler Darken Rahl (Parker) from capturing a magic box that will give him ultimate power.
Craig Horner said, “As an actor, it’s been a dream come true to work with Sam Raimi and a company like Disney and I’m grateful they have shown such faith in me, my fellow cast mates and crew to keep this exciting series going and continue to broaden the audience worldwide.”
It premieres on FOX8 Sunday November 29th at 6.30pm.