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

29 October 2017

The series has already made headlines, as it added Lin-Manuel Miranda as executive producer and composer last November.

With Game of Thrones coming to conclusion with its finale season and spin-offs being under development, is TV ready for a new fantasy show at a grand scale? Joining Miranda, Rogers, and Rothfuss as executive producers are Robert Lawrence and Jennifer Court.

Based on the bestselling series by American author Patrick Rothfuss, The Kingkiller Chronicle-which has won praise from authors like George RR Martin, Robin Hobb, and Brandon Sanderson-The Kingkiller Chronicle will be a simultaneous film, TV series, and video game. Two books in the series have been released so far: The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear.

The books have sold more than 10 million copies and have been translated into 35 languages across the globe, reports Deadline.

The Kingkiller Chronicle follows a pair of wandering performers through the unique world of Temerant which features mystical locations and dark forces.

"Showtime has always championed bold storytelling", said the Hamilton Tony and Pulitzer Prize victor in a statement.

The first novel is called The Name of the Wind, with the second being called The Wise Man's Fear. "I could not be more thrilled to help bring the sights and sounds of his wondrous world of Temerant to the screen", said Miranda, via Variety. Showtime Networks' President of Programming John Levine expressed enthusiasm for the project, saying it "moves Showtime into a new genre in a powerful and unique way". "We can't wait for this talented team to harness the magic of "Kingkiller' to transport us all into an awesome new world". 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. John Rogers (NBC's "The Player") will serve as showrunner.