Craig Horner Is Raimi’s Wizard

Aussie hunk Craig Horner (“Blue Water High”) and Bridget Regan will star in Sam Raimi’s syndicated series “Wizard’s First Rule” for Disney-ABC says The Hollywood Reporter.

Based on Terry Goodkind’s book, part of the epic fantasy series “The Sword of Truth,” production begins on 22 episodes this month in New Zealand.

Horner will star as woodsman Richard Cypher, who transforms into a magical leader and joins with a mysterious woman named Kahlan (Regan) to stop a bloodthirsty, sinister tyrant.

Raimi and Robert Tapert will executive produce. The series premieres this Fall.