Fans of great storytelling rejoice, for an epic announcement has been made! Lin-Manuel Miranda is adapting Patrick Rothfuss's The Kingkiller Chronicle trilogy as a fantasy series on Showtime. Lionsgate is collaborating with the premier channel to create a whole world dedicated to the author of The Wise Man's Fear and The Name of the Wind, including a feature film, video games, and The Kingkiller Chronicle TV show, which will actually be somewhat of a prequel to the original book series.
Patrick Rothfuss is one of the best fantasy authors in the game, and Lin-Manuel Miranda is a musical phenomenon so the convergence of these two mega-talents should result in an amazing production. Considering the success of shows like Game of Thrones and Outlander, producers are clearly striking while the historical-fantasy iron is hot, so chances are good that The Kingkiller Chronicle will be huge.
Here's everything you need to know about this much anticipated Patrick Rothfuss/Lin-Manuel Miranda collaboration.
There Are Elements Harry Potter Fans Will Recognize
There's More Magic (And Physics) Than Game Of Thrones
The Tone Won't Be Nearly As Dark As Game Of Thrones
Really, The Best Way To Think Of It Is Harry Potter Meets Game Of Thrones
The Showtime Series Will Be A Prequel To The Books While The Lionsgate Feature Will Be A Book Adaptation
Music Is Integral To Rothfuss's World