John Rogers Tapped as Showrunner for The Kingkiller Chronicle


SANTA MONICA/VANCOUVER: John Rogers (The Librarians, Leverage) has come on board the TV adaptation of the best-selling fantasy books The Kingkiller Chronicle, working alongside Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Rogers’ TV credits include co-creating and showrunning the hit TNT series Leverage; creating and running TNT’s The Librarians, which is currently in its third season; and creating and executive producing last season’s NBC series The Player. Rogers is currently writing the Magnum P.I. sequel for ABC. On the film side, Rogers’ work includes Transformers, American Outlaws and Catwoman.

Lionsgate is simultaneously developing feature-film and television projects based on the iconic Kingkiller Chronicle brand. The Kingkiller Chronicle series of books and novellas has sold 10 million copies.

“With the addition of the incredibly talented John Rogers as showrunner, we have now assembled the perfect creative team to develop a premium quality scripted series to launch our Kingkiller Chronicle franchise,” said Kevin Beggs, Lionsgate Television Group’s chairman. “The unique collaboration between our television and feature-film divisions will enable us to dramatically expand the world of this iconic franchise for its millions of passionate fans while introducing the property to a whole new global audience.”