Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Kingkiller Chronicle’ Not Moving Forward At Showtime, Being Shopped By Lionsgate TV

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Showtime has passed on proceeding with its television series prequel to The Kingkiller Chronicle, the bestselling Patrick Rothfuss book franchise produced by Lionsgate, with Lin-Manuel Miranda executive producing.

The project, which landed at Showtime in October 2017 in a competitive situation with multiple bidders, has been released back to Lionsgate TV, which has begun shopping the project, which has multiple produced scripts.

The proposed prequel series, written by John Rogers, was to launch in conjunction with The Kingkiller Chronicle movie adaptation by Lionsgate.

Rogers wrote the pilot and is set to serve as showrunner and Miranda is expected to compose music for the series, which is based on Rothfuss’ global bestselling contemporary fantasy trilogy.

Apple has been bandied about as a potential buyer because of the property, the auspices and the company’s relationship with Lionsgate on Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet though I hear that the streamer
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