Colony may have come to an end, but series co-creator and Rampage screenwriter Ryan Condal has another television project in development that should excite genre fans. Condal is preparing to adapt Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian for TV, and he shared some of the first details with SYFY WIRE when we caught up with him at Comic-Con.
According to Condal, the first episode of the Conan series will adapt “The Frost-Giant’s Daughter,” one of the primary tales in Howard’s canon for his signature character.
“I think the Conan purists will be very pleased,” said Howard, while setting the stage for Amazon's pilot episode. “If anybody knows and follows the saga [‘The Frost-Giant’s Daughter’] is... the earliest story in Conan’s life. He’s basically just left Cimmeria and he’s running around as a mercenary with this Viking band of warriors called the Aesir... I’ve put [the Conan stories] back in [chronological] order and the idea is to tell Conan’s story over the time of his life.”
Condal indicated that his take on Conan will stay true to the original’s spirit, while introducing a serial element as well. Additionally, Condal touched upon his upcoming theatrical adaptation of Analog, the Image comic book by writer Gerry Duggan and artist David O'Sullivan. In Analog, the internet and high-end technology were abandoned after everyone’s secrets were exposed in the ultimate doxxing. It sounds like a fascinating world to explore, but you’re going to have to watch the video if you want to learn more!