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Postby Hugo » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:56 pm

New Regency Productions and 20th Century Fox Television have optioned Patrick Rothfuss’ fantasy trilogy The Kingkiller Chronicle to develop into a drama series. Eric Heisserer (Hours, The Thing) is attached to adapt the series and will exec produce. Arnon Milchan, Andrew Plotkin, Brad Weston and Robert Lawrence (Die Hard With A Vengeance) also serve as exec producers. Set in a compelling world where the sharpest minds can master magic, The Kingkiller Chronicles tells the story of Kvothe, a streetwise young man who hopes to one day hunt down the mysterious group that murdered his family. The first book, The Name of the Wind, was published in spring 2007; the second, The Wise Man’s Fear, dropped in March 2011. Both hit No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list. The third book in the trilogy, The Doors of Stone (working title), is expected to be out some time next year.

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Postby Hugo » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:07 pm

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This might be my favorite picture that I've seen emerge due to yesterday's news. (By the way, have you heard that Lin-Manuel Miranda is coming in to help with the Kingkiller adaptation?)
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Postby Hugo » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:53 pm

Kingkiller fans rejoice! Patrick Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Chronicle Series has been picked up by Showtime.

The TV series is being developed alongside film adaptations of the books, both produced by Lionsgate. Showrunner John Rodgers (Leverage) leads the project along with executive producers Patrick Rothfuss, Robert Lawrence (Clueless), Jennifer Court (The Player), and Lin Manuel Miranda of Hamilton and In The Heights fame. Miranda, who has been attached to the project since it was announced last year, is also composing music for the series. Good news for fans who know that music plays a very important role in the series!

The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear take place in the epic, fantasy world of Temerant. They tell the story of Kvothe, his early life in a traveling troupe, surviving the streets as an orphan, and eventually joining an elite magic academy. While Lionsgate adapts the Kingkiller Chronicle trilogy for the big screen, Showtime’s television series will focus on other events in the world of Temerant set almost a generation before The Name of the Wind.

It seems like everyone involved in the project is extremely happy with this move. Miranda called Showtime a champion of “bold storytelling.” And Gary Levine, Showtime Networks’ President of Programming, said “The Kingkiller Chronicle moves Showtime into a new genre in a powerful and unique way…We can’t wait for this talented team to harness the magic of Kingkiller to transport us all into an awesome new world.”

No release dates have been announced yet for the movies or the television show, so now all we have to do is wait. But, in the hands of this spectacular creative team, it should be well worth it…even if Lin Manuel Miranda does have to channel the greatest musician in the world.

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