The fantasy saga that was one of the main inspirations for George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones is about to become a TV series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Roger Zelazny’s Chronicles of Amber are being adapted by Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and his Skybound Entertainment partner, David Alpert.
A search is currently underway to find a writer to adapt the beloved sci-fi/fantasy novels, which sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, before it’s taken out into the marketplace. Kirkman and Alpert would executive-produce alongside Vincent Newman Entertainment (We’re the Millers), and the goal is to shop the project to cable, streaming and premium cable networks. Seems like every channel wants to have its own Game of Thrones!
A 10-book series divided into two arcs of five books each (The Corwin Cycle and The Merlin Cycle), Chronicles of Amber was first published in 1970 and centers on Corwin, a man who awakens on Earth with no memory who soon discovers he’s actually a prince from a royal family with the ability to travel through various dimensions of reality called shadows, and rules over one of two "true" worlds: Amber (the other being the Courts of Chaos).
Alpert (The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Powers, Outcast) said of Zelazny's fantasy novels: “Chronicles of Amber is one of my favorite book series of all time, and one of my main inspirations for working in film and television. Getting to produce this project is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. I can’t wait to share this amazing story with a new generation of fans.”
With Vincent Newman adding: “The greatness of the Amber universe is attested to by its millions of fans across the globe as well as its influence on so many other literary works. I can’t think of better partners in David and Robert with which to bring the Amber novels to television and other platforms.”
Are you looking forward to seeing Chronicles of Amber on your TV screen? Do you guys think the beloved franchise is in the right hands with Robert Kirkman and David Alpert?