Legend Of The Seeker cancelled. For real this time?

A devastating blow for fans of the fantasy series Legend Of The Seeker – EW’s Michael Ausiello claims that the series is being shut down…for good.

The outlook had been bleak since last March, when many of Tribune Station Group’s markets dropped the syndicated series, which had been developed from Terry Goodkind’s fantasy novels by Hercules/Xena producers Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert. ABC Studios, which produces it, kept shopping it around. But, I’m told, they found no takers. So, after two action-packed seasons, Legend is history.

There’d been an earlier rumour that the series was in trouble last month, but I’d kind of dismissed it as speculative. Based on this tweet by Bridget Regan, I’d say that Seeker’s coffin is fully nailed down.

Got some news that Seeker is no more. So sad to say goodbye to my NZ family but excited for what’s next.

I have to confess to losing touch with the show after season one, but like 24, all of the latest season are queued up on my Sky box waiting to be watched! Maybe I need to start a marathon Seeker session?

But what I’ll miss most about Legend Of The Seeker are the twin pleasures of the radiant Bridget Regan, and Bruce Spence’s charmingly eccentric (and extremely promiscuous) wizard, Zedd. That’s those two actors = twin pleasures, not Miss Regan’s voluptuous figure. Although…

I want to point out Geek Syndicate’s touching tribute to the show. There’s a degree of acceptance that the audience for fantasy type shows isn’t what it was in the heyday of Xena and Hercules:

I really enjoyed Legend of the Seeker even though I could usually tell you the plot five minutes into an episode with pretty much the same success rate with the dialogue. Like such shows as Hercules and Xena it didn’t really take itself that seriously(or if it was I didn’t notice), had some great fight scenes and it was a bit of guilty pleasure for me.  I mean the award for best scene chewing villian on TV at the moment has to go to Darken Rahl..that guy cracks me up, every scene he’s in.

Someone commented that at least we have the original novels by Terry Goodkind, but I think a lot of viewers would agree that Craig Horner and the rest of the cast breathed life into Goodkind’s characters in a way that can’t be replaced by text on a page.

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