Showtime’s long in the works fantasy TV series “The Kingkiller Chronicle” has reportedly been abandoned by the network reports The Ankler.
The series was to be set a generation before the events of the first book in Patrick Rothfuss’s acclaimed novel series, thus serving as an origin story for the books. The story will follow a pair of wandering performers on their adventures through the unique and startling world of Temerant, immersing audiences in a universe of unexpected heroes, mystical places, and terrifying dark forces
Showtime has now let the project revert back to rights holder Lionsgate TV and the company is seeking a new home. “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will serve as creative producer and music supervisor on the project which has multiple scripts completed. At last report, John Rogers is still on board as the showrunner for the potential series.
The talk comes as CBM reports that Freeform will not be airing Marvel’s “New Warriors” TV series and that will be shopped around to other networks.
Aa pilot was filmed and the cast later re-assembled for a photo, but production on a season never happened and the project has remained fairly dormant since. Allegedly, Marvel Television shopped the series around to several other networks but no-one bit.