It looks like former The X-Files writer/producer John Shiban has signed on to exec produce the new Sam Raimi/Rob Tapert TV project, Wizard’s First Rule. The fantasy series is an adaptation of the Sword of Truth series and named after the first book. Shiban might be well known for his work on X-Files but his more recent work includes writing and producing for The CW series, Supernatural.

Variety reported the news yesterday, stating that Shiban will help turn Terry Goodkind’s series into a TV show that will air weekly. The book follows the story of a Seeker, a guy with a destiny who, in addition to saving the world, also has to throw down with numerous bad guys throughout the series. Wizard’s First Rule’s first season will run for 22 episodes and will air in syndication. Shiban thinks the syndication aspect is a good thing, stating "We don't have to worry about network issues and what our competition is.

I haven’t read these books and with the exception of an embarrassing obsession with the Harry Potter series, I’ve never really gotten into the fantasy genre. I’m curious to know how fans of this series feel about the book being adapted for a TV show rather than a movie. Also, do fans think someone like Shiban, who seems to have a strong background in the sci-fi genre, will be a good fit for this series?
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