Lin-Manuel Miranda, he of Hamilton and generally-being-awesome infamy, has signed on to produce an TV series adaptation of The Kingkiller Chronicle. According to a report from Deadline, Miranda – who took multiple Tony Awards and Pulitzer Prize for Hamilton – will be joining forces with Showtime and Lionsgate to bring Patrick Rothfuss’s bestselling fantasy series to the small screen. And if that alone isn’t enough to get fans excited, Miranda will also compose music for the series.
Based on Rothfuss’s bestselling series, the Showtime series will center on a duo of performers traveling through the fantasy world of Temerant and spinning tales of unexpected heroes, horrifying forces, and mystical adventures. The television series will be part of multi-pronged, multi-media attack that will include a feature film and interactive games all of which are being developed concurrently. Miranda has been attached as a creative producer when Lionsgate announced its sweeping plans last year. In an interesting turn, the showtime series will serve as a prologue of sorts and take a place a generation before the events of the first novel in the series, The Name of the Wind.
John Rogers (“Leverage”, “The Player”) has signed to serve as showrunner as well as executive producer alongside Jennifer Court (“The Player”), Robert Lawrence (“Clueless”), Miranda, and Patrick Rothfuss.
Miranda had this to say about the project, “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.”
With “Game of Thrones” coming to an end next year, fans will certainly be looking for another high-quality, engrossing fantasy series to fill that binge-able void. There’s a good chance an adaptation of The Kingkiller Chronicle could do just that.