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Oct 2017
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Showtime is set to develop the series adaptation of “The Kingkiller Chronicle” that has been in the works at Lionsgate, the network announced Thursday.

The series will be executive produced by “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, with John Rogers serving as showrunner. Miranda will also compose music for the series, which is based on Patrick Rothfuss’ bestselling contemporary fantasy trilogy. Produced by Lionsgate, the series will be executive produced by Rogers, Miranda, Rothfuss, Robert Lawrence, and Jennifer Court.

“Showtime has always championed bold storytelling,” said Miranda. “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 series is centered on the wizard Kvothe, who survives a tragic childhood to become a notorious household name. “The Kingkiller Chronicle” series of books and novellas has sold 10 million copies, and the first two books — “The Name of the Wind” and “The Wise Man’s Fear” — were New York Times bestsellers. The television adaption is an origin story set a generation before the events of the first novel. [Source]

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