Conan (1997)

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Conan
Premiere September 22, 1997
Finale May 25, 1998
Creator Robert E. Howard (character)
Max A. Keller (TV adaption)
Network syndication
Style 60-minute fantasy drama
Company Balengica Productions,
Keller Entertainment Group,
Threshold Entertainment
Seasons 1
Episodes 22
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

Conan (known as Conan the Adventurer on DVD) is a fantasy drama that aired in syndication.

In the series, Conan escapes from slavery and acquires a magic sword from ancient Atlantis and is informed by his god Crom that he is destined to be a king "by his own hand" (a theme borrowed from earlier renditions) when he slays the evil sorcerer Hissah Zuhl (unique to this rendition). Zuhl (played by Jeremy Kemp) has effectively enslaved Conan's homeland, Cimmeria, and controls many surrounding lands through magical arts, trickery and threats. Hissah Zuhl is the primary antagonist of the series, responsible for the death of Conan's parents, and recurrent as the always just barely thwarted mastermind enemy.

Overall, the series focuses on Conan's vendetta against Hissah Zuhl (who figures in almost every episode, with a sarcastic reanimated skull as a clairvoyant servant), constantly seeking to kill Conan, and Zuhl's apparently endless horde of warriors, as well as vassal wizards and princes under Zuhl's control.

Conan's troop (all of whom are entirely or effectively unique to this television show) most consistently is made up of Woodburn as the clever dwarf Otli, T. J. Storm as the animalistic capoeira warrior Bayu, and Robert McRay as the mute staff-wielder and wrestler Zzeban who communicates in sign language, but sometimes also includes others, particularly the recurring character Karella, "Queen of Thieves" played by Aly Dunne.

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Cast

Actor Character
Main Cast
Ralf Moeller Conan
Danny Woodburn Otli
Robert McRay Zzeban
Andrew Craig Vulkar
Jeremy Kemp Hissah Zuhl
Supporting/Recurring Cast
TJ Storm Bayu
Aly Dunne Karella

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
syndication
Season One September 22, 1997 May 25, 1998 22

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
Conan the Adventurer September 21, 2004 5

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