The streaming service is developing an epic live-action series based on author Robert E. Howard's character, which inspired Arnold Schwarzenegger's breakthrough 1982 film Conan the Barbarian. Netflix's stab at a Conan series comes nearly three years after Amazon was developing a Conan the Barbarian series, written by Ryan Condal, from executive producer Warren Littlefield and Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik. Netflix's deal gives it exclusive rights to the Conan literary library with the potential to develop multiple TV series and films, including live-action and animated. "The move would fit into Netflix’s strategy of acquiring globally recognizable IP to build an universe of films and TV series, including Roald Dahl’s novels, The Chronicles of Narnia books and comics publisher Millarworld," reports Deadline's Nellie Andreeva. No writer has been attached to the project. Conan was previously turned into the animated series Conan the Adventurer from 1992 to 1993. Its spinoff Conan and the Young Warriors aired in 1994. In 1997, a Conan the Adventurer live-action syndicated series starring Ralf Möller in the title role aired for one season through 1998.