Raimi’s First Rule Is Popular

“Wizard’s First Rule”, the Sam Raimi-produced weekly hourlong action/fantasy series series based on the “Sword of Truth” books by Terry Goodkind, is set to premiere in syndication in all of the top 50 markets in the US.

According to Variety, the ABC/Disney show will begin production of 22 episodes (shot in high-definition) in May and will use the eleven published volumes of the series so far as the basis for its story.

The series follows Richard Cypher, a young man who makes his living leading people through dangerous forests, as he investigates the murder of his father and finds himself opposing Darken Rahl, the son of an evil wizard.