Big news, Kingkiller fans! An adaptation of the trilogy by Patrick Rothfuss is coming to Showtime. Thanks to Deadline, we learned that the prolific Lin-Manuel Miranda will be executive producing the television adaption for Showtime. In addition to producing, he’ll also be composing the music for the series. Is there anything that man can’t do?!
For those unaware, The Kingkiller Chronicle focuses on Kvothe, the legendary King killer, as he tells his story to the Chronicler, a character who records people’s stories. The first two books cover his entire life story up till the present time and unfortunately, the third book in the series has yet to be released so fans will have to continue waiting to hear the end of Kvothe’s story. There’s magic, mystery, danger and the forces of good and evil are at play. And with 10 million copies sold in 35 languages across the globe, you know it’s one to look for.
One of the most exciting aspects of this feature is its collaboration with Lionsgate. Because not only will they have a TV series. There will be a feature film and interactive games all being developed at the same time. So the TV series will be a “subversive origin story set a generation before the events of the trilogy’s first novel”. We’re unsure if that means the events told in the first book, The Name of the Wind (that sets up the beginning of Kvothe’s life) will be included or trimmed down. We’ll have to see. Miranda, excited about the project, said the following on developing it.
Showtime has always championed bold storytelling. 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.
It’s really nice to know we have a fan behind the scenes as well. More industry fans need to make their projects come true. I mean we saw what JJ Abrams did with Star Wars. But I digress. We have the Kingkiller Chronicle coming to live-action is a huge way. It’s a seemingly huge project and I can’t wait to see how it unfolds and how the film and TV series will be wrapped up together. We’ll have to wait it out, like waiting for the third book in the trilogy!
What do you think of the news? Are you excited to see it or apprehensive about the work coming to screen? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more news regarding this project! There is currently no release date for the Kingkiller Chronicle adaption.
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— Lin-Unwell Mirandead (@Lin_Manuel) October 26, 2017
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