The Showtime series that was to be based in the world of Patrick Rothfuss’ The Kingkiller Chronicle and executive produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda is no longer. THR reported that the series has been given a pass by the network. This doesn’t, however, mean the series is dead in the water. It’s now being shopped around to other studios including Apple TV.
The Kingkiller Chronicle is a trilogy (two books have been released) based on the life of a young man, Kvothe who grows up to be the most powerful wizard in the world. He comes from a family of traveling players. His entire troupe and parents are gruesomely murdered by mysterious and evil beings. He spends his childhood as a street orphan and later studies at a school of magic. His journeys take him on exciting, dangerous and epic adventures.
Lionsgate currently owns the rights to The Kingkiller Chronicle books. The ambitious plan had been to create a film, a tv series and a video game which would all take place in the fictional world of books, Temerant. The film, which Sam Raimi is attached to direct, would be based on books, (The Name of the Wind and A Wise Man’s Fear). But the series is an origin story of sorts that would take place long before the events in the books. The story would 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.
We’ll keep you updated on where this The Kingkiller Chronicle tv project lands.
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