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Lin-Manuel Miranda to Produce Kingkiller Chronicle at Showtime

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to Produce Kingkiller Chronicle at Showtime

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.

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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.

(via Deadline)

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