Sam Raimi's Legend of the Seeker Gets Second Season
Created 01/26/2009 - 00:00
LEGEND OF THE SEEKER has been picked up for a second season on Tribune Broadcasting stations, about one third of the stations the first-run syndicated drama runs on, per VARIETY.
Filmed in New Zealand and based on Terry Goodkind's SWORD OF TRUTH book series, SEEKER has gotten a decent 2.0 average household rating in its run so far. Disney and Sam Raimi are producing the series, filling a niche in the kitschy fantasy-action genre that peaked in the late 1990s with shows like HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY JOURNEY and XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS.
The show, from Disney-ABC Domestic Television, also fills a void for TV stations like Tribune's CW affiliates that used to thrive on syndicated dramas. Tribune stations account for 35 of SEEKER's national clearances and cover most of the top media markets.