Showtime is developing a television series adaptation of The Kingkiller Chronicle, executive produced by Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda.
In addition to serving as EP, Miranda will compose music for the series, which is based on Patrick Rothfuss’s global best-selling contemporary fantasy trilogy. Lionsgate is producing and John Rogers (Leverage, The Player) is serving as showrunner. The show will be executive produced by Rogers, Miranda, Rothfuss, Robert Lawrence (Clueless, Die Hard with a Vengeance) and Jennifer Court (The Player). The Kingkiller Chronicle will follow a pair of wandering performers on their adventures through the unique and startling world of Temerant. The books have sold more than 10 million copies in 35 languages across the globe. The TV adaption is an origin story, set a generation before the events of the trilogy’s first novel, The Name of the Wind.
“Showtime has always championed bold storytelling,” said Miranda. “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 moves Showtime into a new genre in a powerful and unique way, led by the talented Lin-Manuel Miranda and John Rogers,” said Gary Levine, the president of programming at Showtime Networks. “We can’t wait for this talented team to harness the magic of Kingkiller to transport us all into an awesome new world.”
“The Kingkiller Chronicle is one of the most coveted properties in the world, and we’re thrilled to partner with a brilliant creator in Pat Rothfuss, a creative genius in Lin-Manuel Miranda and a renowned showrunner in John Rogers,” said Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs. “With Showtime as our network partner, we continue to assemble a world-class team for our Kingkiller franchise.”