Legend of the Seeker

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Legend of the Seeker
Legend of the Seeker-title.jpg
Premiere November 1, 2008
Finale May 22, 2010
Creator Ken Biller,
Stephen Tolkin
Network/Provider Syndication
Style 60-minute fantasy drama
Company Paperboy Productions,
Renaissance Pictures,
ABC Studios
Seasons 2
Episodes 44 + 1 special
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

Legend of the Seeker (known during development as Wizard's First Rule) is a fantasy drama series that aired in syndication. It is adapted from The Sword of Truth, an epic series of novels written by Terry Goodkind. The series of novels, totaled at 11 at the time rights were acquired, revolve around Richard Cypher, a man who becomes embroiled in a conflict with the son of an evil wizard while investigating the murder of his father.

The production rights for the novels were acquired by Sam Raimi in 2008 for production in cooperation with ABC Studios. This arrangement is much like Raimi's previous foreés into syndicated fantasy action, namely Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and the spin-off Xena: Warrior Princess. The series was cleared in 95% of the country including the top 50 markets.

The show premiered the weekend of November 1, 2008 with a two-hour telefilm consisting of the first two episodes.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2
Craig Horner Richard Cypher * *
Bridget Regan Kahlan Amnell * *
Bruce Spence Zeddicus "Zedd" Zu'l Zorander * *
Tabrett Bethell Cara Mason o *
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2
Danielle Cormack Shota * *
Craig Parker Darken Rahl * *
Kevin J. Wilson General Egremont * *
Elizabeth Blackmore Sister Marianna *


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One November 1, 2008 May 23, 2009 22 + 1
Season Two November 6, 2009 May 22, 2010 22


DVD Releases

Title Release Discs
Season Sets  (Region 1)
The Complete First Season October 13, 2009 purchase 5
The Complete Seconnd Season September 28, 2010 purchase 5

External Sites