‘Legend Of The Seeker’ Canceled

Yesterday, we were elated to bring you news that TNT had more guts and faith than NBC to renew Southland for another season. While we were so excited about the news, we neglected to notice that where a cable show gets a stay of execution, the fantasy series Legend of the Seeker gets the axe.

The series, based on the Sword of Truth book series by Terry Goodkind, had a good run, making it 40 episodes in 2 seasons, but it wasn’t pulling in the numbers that a network like The CW needed for it to survive. From EW:

The outlook had been bleak since last March, when many of Tribune Station Group’s markets dropped the syndicated series, which had been developed by Hercules/Xena producers Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert. ABC Studios, which produces it, kept shopping it around. But, I’m told, they found no takers. So, after two action-packed seasons, Legend is history.

The premise was much like many other stories we’ve heard before, including Star Wars in that a young farm boy learns that he has a destiny to take down the evil lord who threatens their world, alongside a kind old wizard and a beautiful princess. Add two droids and George Lucas may just sue somebody.


Any fan of the New Zealand-produced show knows that each episode played out like a classic episode of Hercules or Xena, but with updated effects and better storytelling.

No word on whether or not ABC Studios will finish the 4 episodes left in season 2, but both seasons of the show can currently be seen on Instant Netflix in HD.

  • ArcAngel
    May 7, 2010 at 8:03 am

    SAVE THE SEEKER

    Go to the below link for various way to help Legend of the seeker to renew season3

    http://legendoftheseekerfans.yuku.com/topic/236?page=-1

  • William Shibote
    May 7, 2010 at 3:56 am

    Please if you value not just the profits but the PUBLIc service your putting out to your customers please let the show continue PLEASE.

  • William Shibote
    May 7, 2010 at 3:53 am

    Legend of the seeker deserves more credit than it’s getting. Whilst watching fox 8 and cable tv i’ve noticed that there are way more adds like make it or break and gossip girl than there are of Legend Of The seeker. In a subjective point of view the advertisement that foxtel is putting on for Legend of the seeker is poor. I reckon that if you spread the word a little bit more than it would have better effect. Please under all circumstances rethink what your about to do. IT may not seem big but i heard talk of a huge fan base being set up in support of this wonderful sho… LEGEND OF THE SEEKER!!!

  • Robert Schuh
    May 6, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    legend of the seeker is my favorite show over any show I have ever seen it deserves more credit I agree with plus it has such superb actors & actresses like Bridget Regan,Craig Horner,Bruce Spence,Tabrett Bethel who is Cara the show is superb & has great family values & shows what true love is about & such great action & romance in the show as well as other things.It deserves to get to a 3rd season so I pray that the show gets picked up by a different station plus it just wasn’t on long enough for enough people to run across the show my cousin who I showed that the show was on watched it once & she was hooked on the show like so many others.I also agree it didn’t get enough marketing.I am also telling other people about the show & everyone I told the show about got hooked on the show I will continue to try to help the show so it can continue on for more seasons & try to help so another station picks up the show if I can so all fans lets all try to get more help for the show & get more people to know about the show so we can help the show get to at least a 3rd or more seasons.if there is a way for us fans to help legend of the seeker get picked up by a different station lets start some kind of petition or campaign so we can help the show legend of seeker continue on for more seasons & keep us all happy.It is the only show I really look forward to on watching on Saturdays plus it is my number one favorite show on TV.

  • Jessica Jones
    April 29, 2010 at 1:30 am

    Legend of the Seeker has not been officially canceled–there is still HOPE. PLEASE be pro-active in saving this fantastic show! Our fan base is large, diverse, and very dedicated. Click on the link below to go to the largest fan site to learn what we are doing to keep our Seeker–and how YOU can help—FANS UNITE

    This link takes you to a central location-you will find everything you need to get involved in our campaign!

    http://forums.legendoftheseeker.org/showthread.php/2496-The-Renewal-Warwagon

  • Sam
    April 28, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    You can help Save Our Seeker! Learn how here:

    http://community.livejournal.com/legendofseeker/546969.html

  • Sara
    April 28, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Legend Of The Seeker was like my favorite tv program! I’m gutted at this news and it has thoroughly ruined my day, the show deffinately deserves another chance in my views. If only they could get another tv company to take it over.

  • Garry
    April 28, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Love this show, sign the petition for season 3.
    http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/LOTS3/

  • LM
    April 28, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Legend of the Seeker is a good show!

  • Kellen
    April 28, 2010 at 11:16 am

    who ever wrote this is a douche and probably never watched the show…

    • Matt Raub
      April 28, 2010 at 11:36 am

      I actually do watch the show, at least the first season. Not entirely sure what me being a douche has to do with that, but i appreciate the feedback!

  • Esther Johnson
    April 28, 2010 at 11:12 am

    This is shady! Something really wrong with this.

  • Esther Johnson
    April 28, 2010 at 11:05 am

    THIS SHOW IS THE BEST! IT DESERVES MORE CREDIT AND MARKETING. IT NEVER GOT ENOUGH MARKETING!

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