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Legend of the Seeker (TV Series 2008–2010) Poster

(2008–2010)

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The show was cancelled because the Tribune Company that produced and distributed the series went into bankruptcy. The studio was unable to find another network to pick up the show before the cast and crew had to be released from their contracts. As of December 2011, fans of the show still continue their campaign to renew the series for a 3rd season.
As of January 1st, 2015, Saveourseeker.com is still active, and still fights to get the show to continue or get a movie made by Sam Raimi.
Craig Horner and Bridget Regan underwent six weeks of horse riding and stunt training before shooting began.
Bridget Regan had her hair chemically straightened and dyed brown for the role of Kahlan. She is naturally a redhead.
If "Legend of the Seeker" had not been canceled, the 3rd season would have followed Darken Rahl, as he sets out to rebuild the D'Haran empire.
Originally named "Wizard's First Rule" (after the first book in "The Sword of Truth" series), the show was retitled "Legend of the Seeker" at Goodkind's suggestion, since the producers wanted to differentiate the show from the books, and because this would allow them the opportunity to cover the story within all the books in the series.
Bridget Regan met her husband assistant director Eamon O'Sullivan on the set of the show and on December 27, 2010, Bridget Regan gave birth to their daughter Frankie Jean.
Bridget Regan and Tabrett Bethell became close friends during production.
Some of the reoccurring characters and guest stars in the show had also appeared in all the Power Rangers seasons shot in New Zealand. Some actors even shot their scenes concurrently for both shows such as Damien Avery, James Gaylyn and Rose McIver.
Bruce Spence modeled his performance as Zeddicus Zol'Zorander after Clint Eastwood in 1992's "Unforgiven."
The first Rob Tapert/Sam Raimi produced TV show not to star Lucy Lawless.
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Based on the "Sword of Truth" book series by Terry Goodkind.
The Mord'Sith Cara Mason became a regular character in Series 2, which Tabrett Bethell gained a large fan following for her portrayal of Cara Mason in the series.
Each of the costumes was custom-made for the show from scratch.
Many of the cast members had roles on Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules the Legendary Journeys, Young Hercules, Cleopatra 2525, Jack of All Trades and the STARZ channel original series Spartacus.
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Before their initial audition, Craig Horner (Richard) and Bridget Regan (Kahlan) had never read the "The Sword of Truth" series.
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The series premiered in New Zealand on March 29, 2009. New Zealand was where the series was shot.
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A critic described the series as "Lord of the Rings meets Xena".
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Lucy Lawless hosted the behind the scenes look on the 1st season "Legend of the Seeker: The Making of a Legend!".
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After production on the 2nd and final season was completed. Tabrett Bethell (Cara Mason) starred opposite Andy Whitfield who played Spartacus in the Rob Tapert/Sam Raimi produced "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" in the 2010 Australian horror film "The Clinic" which was Whitfield's final acting role before his death on September 11, 2011.
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Paul Barrett played 2 roles: The Master (older Nicholas Rahl) and Panis Rahl (the bald monk)
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Althought Tabrett Bethell is nude in Marked (#2.1) and Hunger (#2.12) which only her bare back and face are seen. Tabrett Bethell would appear fully naked in the 2010 Australian horror film "The Clinic".
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At a Q and A at the Armageddon Expo in Wellington in June 2016. When he was talking about the series, Ted Raimi had forgotten what the title of the book series by Terry Goodkind, which the series is based on was and an audience member said it was "Sword of Truth".
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The series premiered the same year as another TV series that was also canceled after only 2 seasons. That TV series was Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008).
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Series 1 was released on DVD in New Zealand in 2010 and Series 2 was released on DVD in New Zealand in 2012.
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Craig Parker and some of the guest cast went on to star in the later Rob Tapert/Sam Raimi produced TV series Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010).
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