The TV adaptation of The Kingkiller Chronicle, executive-produced by and featuring music from Lin-Manuel Miranda, will head to Showtime. A production and release timeline will be announced at a later date.
The series is part of a larger, previously reported Lionsgate Studios cross-platform roll-out of Kingkiller Chronicle adaptations with Miranda’s involvement, including a feature film and a potential stage production.
John Rogers will serve as showrunner, leading writer, and producer for the series, based on Patrick Rothfuss' bestselling fantasy trilogy. Joining Miranda, Rogers, and Rothfuss as executive producers are Robert Lawrence and Jennifer Court.
"Showtime has always championed bold storytelling,” said the Hamilton Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner in a statement. “Pat Rothfuss' 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 novels are set in a world known as the Four Corners of Civilization, where the artist Kvothe orates his life story to the writer Devan Lochees over the course of three days. The TV adaptation, however, will be set a generation before the fantasy trilogy's first novel, The Name of the Wind.
Miranda has been a longtime admirer of Rothfuss' work. The appreciation is mutual, as evident by the author's visit to Hamilton in June last year: