‘Kingkiller Chronicle’ Not Moving Forward at Showtime, Lionsgate Shopping Elsewhere

Lin-Manuel Miranda attached to executive produce and compose music for fantasy series

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Kingkiller Chronicle” is not moving forward at Showtime as planned, TheWrap has learned.

Lionsgate, who produced the fantasy series, is shopping it to other outlets.

“Kingkiller Chronicle” is an adaptation of author Patrick Rothfuss’ best-selling novel series of the same name. Miranda is attached to executive produce and compose music for the series, with John Rogers (NBC’s “The Player”) set to serve as showrunner.

Showtime and Lionsgate did not comment Monday.

The project, which went to Showtime in 2017,  focuses on Kvothe, a wandering adventurer and musician, as he navigates the Four Corners of Civilization. The origin tale is set a generation prior to the events of the book series’ first novel, “The Name of the Wind,” published by DAW/Penguin in 2007. The sequel, “The Wise Man’s Fear,” was released in 2011. A much-anticipated third installment, which will be titled “The Doors of Stone” and would complete the trilogy, is yet to be released.

Also attached to executive produce are Rogers, Rothfuss, Robert Lawrence (“Clueless”) and Jennifer Court (“The Player”). Lionsgate is developing a feature film and interactive games within the franchise.

Miranda is known for creating the musical “Hamilton,” composing music for and starring in the feature “Mary Poppins Returns” and composition for Disney feature film “Moana.”

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