Lin-Manuel Miranda developing 'Kingkiller Chronicle' series with Showtime

Lin-Manuel Miranda developing 'Kingkiller Chronicle' series with Showtime

The Kingkiller Chronicle is based on the novel series of the same name by author Patrick Rothruss.

In the Chronicles book series (currently with two installments, and a third entry by Rothfuss planned), readers follow Kvothe, an adventurer and famous musician.

Fans are thrilled to learn that Miranda, known for creating the smash, Tony-winning Broadway hit Hamilton, will also compose music for the series.

In addition to Miranda serving as executive producer, John Rogers (The Librarians, Leverage) is joining the project as showrunner. The show will follow a pair of wandering performers, as they journey through the upside down world of Temerant, immersing the audience in a unique vision that is both wholly exciting and truly scary.

"Showtime has always championed bold storytelling", Miranda told Deadline in a statement.


Lin-Manuel Miranda is executive producing a television drama based on book series "The Kingkiller Chronicle" for Showtime.

Adding intrigue into the mix is the fact that the television adaption will be an origin story, set a generation before the events of the Kingkiller trilogy's first novel, The Name of the Wind.

Patrick Rothfuss' global bestsellerThe Kingkiller Chronicle is coming to Showtime, and the series will be executive produced by Pulitzer Prize victor Lin-Manuel Miranda. "Pat also writes about the act of making music more beautifully than any novelist I've ever read". He received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for the original song "How Far I'll Go" from Disney's "Moana" His onscreen credits include "How I Met Your Mother", "Modern Family", "The Sopranos," and "The Electric Company", as well as the upcoming feature "Mary Poppins Returns." He also has a background in comics, including the Blue Beetle relaunch for DC Comics.

Lionsgate is concurrently developing a feature film and interactive games within the franchise.

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