(via IGN.com) The Kingkiller Chronicle TV series has landed a network after its announcement late last year.
Showtime announced it is developing the upcoming TV adaptation of author Patrick Rothfuss’ best-selling fantasy trilogy of novels. The network did not announce a release date, though.
The show is set generations before the events of the trilogy’s first novel, The Name of the Wind. As previously announced, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will executive produce the show and also compose the music.
John Rogers (Leverage, The Player) will serve as the showrunner for the first season. Along with Miranda and Rogers, Rothfuss, Robert Lawrence (Clueless), and Jennifer Court (The Player) will also be executive producing.
“Showtime has always championed bold storytelling,” Lin-Manuel Miranda said. “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 will follow a pair of wandering performers on their adventures through the startling world of Temerant. The books focus on narrator Kvothe recounting the tales of his early days, before becoming the most infamous swordsman, musician, and magician in the world.
Lionsgate is producing a variety of Kingkiller projects, including the TV adaptation, a theatrical film, and games.