The small screen adaptation of The Kingkiller Chronicle has found its home. Executive produced by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, the series is now being developed at Showtime, the cable network has announced Thursday.
John Rogers (Leverage) is penning the pilot script and is also attached as EP, with Miranda also on board to compose the music for the project.
"Showtime has always championed bold storytelling,” Miranda said Thursday in a statement. “Pat Rothruss' Kingkiller series is some of the most exciting storytelling I have ever read. I could not be more thrilled to help bring the sights and sounds of his wondrous world of Temerant to the screen.”
“The Kingkiller Chronicle moves Showtime into a new genre in a powerful and unique way, led by the talented Lin-Manuel Miranda and John Rogers,” said Gary Levine, president of programming at Showtime. “We can’t wait for this talented team to harness the magic of Kingkiller to transport us all into an awesome new world.”
Per THR, here's a description of The Kingkiller Chronicle:
Based on the best-selling series of novels by Pat Rothfuss, The Kingkiller Chronicle depicts the life and times of Kvothe, a magically gifted young man and famous musician who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen. The potential series will follow a pair of wandering performers on their adventures through the unique and startling world of Temerant, immersing audiences in a universe of unexpected heroes, mystical places and terrifying dark forces.
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