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Everyone on the panel agreed that this was the right time for a syndicated series. Terry had always been looking for an avenue to get his characters onto the screen and Sam, Rob and Ken Biller helped him to get that request fulfilled. It didn't hurt that both Sam and Rob, as well as their kids, are big fans of the book series.
When asked if Legends will have some of the humor present in his previous syndicated outings of Hercules and Xena, Raimi answered that there will be humor, but it will come from the characters and not the situations. Raimi added that Legends will remain as true to the books as it can, which means fairly serious.
It sounds quite interesting... I do hope that the show doesn't suffer from a lack of humor -- humor is definitely a big part of what I'd expect from a show made by Rob and Sam!