Lin-Manuel Miranda may currently be doing 63 different musical-type projects across Hollywood, but that hasn’t stopped him from working on another unexpected passion projects. This one comes in the form of a Kingkiller Chronicle TV series, which is set in the world from the Kingkiller Chronicle novel series from fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss.
Showtime has announced that they’ve picked up the series, and interestingly enough, it’s not being described as a straight adaptation. As mentioned above, this series is set in the Kingkiller Chronicle world, and follows two wandering performers traveling through this world of Temerant. The adaptation is being coined as a “subversive origin story” set a generation before the first novel in the series, The Name of the Wind.
About this news, executive producer and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda said:
“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.”
“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, President of Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. “We can’t wait for this talented team to harness the magic of Kingkiller to transport us all into an awesome new world.”
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SOURCE: Showtime (via Coming Soon)