Amazon has reportedly cancelled its vaguely-planned and probably politically-impossible Conan TV series, announced back in February 2018. Some sources claimed it would be “literary” and faithful to Howard, while other claimed a “wholly new story”, so there was obviously some confusion among the team from the start. Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik would apparently have told the life-story of Conan, from being bewitched and lured into the frozen wilderness as a youth in “The Frost-Giant’s Daughter”, to becoming the brooding and battle-scarred King of Aquilonia. And now, Messages from Crom brings news of the cancellation of the series, seemingly before they’ve even cut the pilot episode.

Oh well, there are always the audiobooks. And radio always did have the best pictures.