Lin-Manuel Miranda Producing 'Kingkiller Chronicle' Series at Showtime
Showtime has signed on to develop Patrick Rothfuss' bestselling fantasy book series The Kingkiller Chronicle into a television series. Lionsgate is set to produce along with Tony and Emmy-award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. John Rogers, known for The Librarians, will serve as the showrunner.
Lionsgate is also developing a feature film based on the trilogy, so to avoid crossover, the Showtime series will focus on other storylines in the same fantastical world.
Fans are thrilled to learn that Miranda, known for creating the smash, Tony-winning Broadway hit Hamilton, will also compose music for the series.
Some big changes are happening as well.
In the Chronicles book series (currently with two installments, and a third entry by Rothfuss planned), readers follow Kvothe, an adventurer and famous musician. The TV adaptation "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," Showtime revealed in a press release.
"The Kingkiller Chronicle is one of the most coveted properties in the world, and we’re thrilled to partner with a brilliant creator in Pat Rothfuss, a creative genius in Lin-Manuel Miranda and a renowned showrunner in John Rogers,” said Kevin Riggs, who is Lionsgate Television Group Chairman. “With Showtime as our network partner, we continue to assemble a world-class team for our Kingkiller franchise."