Showtime developing Kingkiller Chronicle series with Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Oct 26, 2017

Way back in 2015, we got pretty darn excited when we first heard the news that Patrick Rothfuss' fantasy book series The Kingkiller Chronicle would be getting it's very own multi-platform universe produced by Lionsgate. Yay! Then, we found out Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda would be involved. Double-yay! And now, Showtime is set to develop the TV series.

If you're not familiar with the series of books by Patrick Rothfuss which began in 2007 with The Name of the Wind, the series follows Kvothe, an adventurer, magician, and musician as he recounts the story of his life to a chronicler. According to Deadline, "The television adaption is a subversive origin story set a generation before the events of the trilogy’s first novel."

Miranda is set to executive-produce the series, while John Rogers (Leverage) will be the showrunner.

“Showtime has always championed bold storytelling. 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," said Miranda, via Variety.

With Game of Thrones heading into its final season at HBO, there will certainly be demand for a new fantasy show. And since everything Miranda touches turns to gold, we've got high hopes for the upcoming show.

Our only question is just how quickly can we get our shot to watch this show on our TV screens?

For the low-down on everything you need to know about The Kingkiller Chronicle series, check out our video below: