It seems like Showtime wants to become the new home for jonesing Game of Thrones fans when the series wraps up. Today, the premium network announced that Lin-Manuel Miranda will executive produce an adaptation of Patrick Rothfuss’ The Kingkiller Chronicle for television.
The Kingkiller Chronicle is a planned fantasy trilogy that started in 2007. Two books in the series have been released so far: The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear. The books follow a man named Kvothe, a much-lauded hero who has retired to a quiet life as an innkeeper in the backwoods of Temerant after years of adventuring. In the novels, Kvothe recounts his time at a prestigious university, his training with mercenaries and his trip into a dreamlike alternate dimension called the Fae.
Miranda first made a name for himself as the mind behind Hamilton, a musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. The show was elevated to Broadway and became a hit after only a few months -- it also netted Miranda two Tony awards. Since then, Miranda has gone on to compose for several movies, the likes of which include Moana and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The television adaptation of The Kingkiller Chronicle will be a prequel, set a generation before the events of The Name of the Wind. John Rogers (Leverage, The Player) will serve as showrunner for the series. Miranda will compose the show’s music.