I’m not sure why, but a lot of these fun fantasy shows end up airing on Saturday or Sunday afternoons, so they get lost in the shuffle. You have to wonder if ‘Legend’ had aired at another time when more people were watching TV, if it would have gone beyond season two.
It’s produced by Sam Raimi and distributed by Disney, so there’s definitely some chops behind the series. Fans rallied to save it by launching a ‘Save Our Seeker’ renewal campaign, but alas, it wasn’t meant to be.
Based on Terry Goodkind’s ‘The Sword of Truth’ novels, ‘Legend of the Seeker’ is a mix of fantasy, adventure, magic, mystery, and romance, and also has plenty of special effects. The story follows the journey of a young woods guide named Richard Cypher (Craig Horner), a mysterious woman named Kahlan Amnell (Bridget Regan), and a wizard named Zeddicus Zu’l Zorander (Bruce Spence) to stop Darken Rahl (Craig Parker) from unleashing an ancient and terrifying power.
The 5-Disc, 22-episode DVD box set is available today — buy it on Amazon — and also includes lots of bonus features:
‘Redemption of a Mord’Sith: Meet Cara’ – Series newcomer Tabrett Bethell takes us behind the scenes as the fearless Mord’Sith, Cara. Bethell’s transformation into this feisty, quick-thinking warrior is instantaneous and seamless, as the actress dons the red leather outfit, adapts to her character’s sexual whims, and battles Cara’s former allies with kicks, blows and the deadly Agiels – the Mord’Sith’s weapon of choice. Witness the entire creative transformation—from script read-through to dressing room to screen.
‘Under the Underworld’ – A look into author Terry Goodkind’s depiction of the afterlife, a complicated and layered Underworld where spirits of the living reside. Discover the differences between the Underworld of the book and the series. Find out how artists and designers constructed the physical Underworld, and learn about the techniques that were employed to convey dark tones of anger and agony through makeup and set design.
Deleted & Extended Scenes
- The Story Of Panis from episode #201 – “Marked”
- The Mother Confessor’s Return from episode #211 – “Torn”
- Who’s Got First Watch? from episode #214 – “Bound”
- Walter’s Transformation from episode #218 – “Walter”
- What Could Have Been from episode #222 – “Tears”
- The Importance Of Death from episode #222 – “Tears”
Here’s the ‘Who’s Got First?’ deleted scene from the DVD:
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