Lionsgate recently announced plans to adapt the fantasy series The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss with Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton: An American Musical) as creative producer for the franchise (see “'Luke Cage,' 'The Woods,' 'Sigmund and the Sea Monsters,' Objecting to 'The Flash,' Lin-Manuel Miranda). John Rogers created TNT’s The Librarians, and Leverage, and also wrote the first draft of Transformers (see “Transformers Film Set for Summer 2006”). In his early days, he wrote for Dungeons & Dragons 3rd and 4th Edition products, Fate, and Fiasco. He wrote the first Dungeons & Dragons comic series for IDW (see “Review of 'Dungeon & Dragons' #1”). He has also written for DC comics and BOOM! Studios. Rogers will write the pilot and executive produce Lionsgate’s TV adaptation. Jennifer Court, head of development at Rogers’ Kung Ku Monkey productions, will also executive produce the series.
Lionsgate is also developing a feature film based on the Kingkiller Chronicle trilogy. The film will follow the main story of the books, while the TV show will expand on the world outlined in the series. The Kingkiller Chronicle series has sold 10 million copies and is the second-bestselling modern epic fantasy series behind Game of Thrones.