A deal has been negotiated between Sam Raimi, Disney-ABC Domestic Television and ABC Studios to bring a first-run, live-action weekly series to ABC's fall programming. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will be titled Wizard's First Rule and is based on Terry Goodkind's best-selling fantasy series The Sword of Truth.
Raimi will be executive producing the epic fantasy series with Robert Tapert, Joshua Donen and Ned Nalle. Wizard's First Rule is the first installment in The Sword of Truth series, which was first published in 1994.
Production for 22 episodes of Wizard's First Rule is scheduled to begin in May.