Showtime has come onboard “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s TV series adaptation of the Patrick Rothfuss’ bestselling contemporary fantasy trilogy “The Kingkiller Chronicle”.
The series follows a pair of wandering performers on their adventures through the unique world of Temerant. The first season will be a subversive origin story of legendary proportions set a generation before the events of the trilogy’s first novel “The Name of the Wind”.
Last year Lionsgate announced plans to develop film and TV adaptations of the property with three films to directly adapt the trilogy while the series would deal with events outside it. Lindsey Beer was attached to pen the script for the first film, but there’s been no further apparent progress on it.
Miranda, Rothfuss, John Rogers, Robert Lawrence and Jennifer Court will executive produce with Rogers serving as showrunner. Miranda will also compose music for the series.