Lin-Manuel Miranda is a busy man these days, having moved on from Hamilton to tackle Hollywood next. And it seems he is ready to adapt The Kingkiller Chronicle into a musical for TV.
Like most things are in fantasy literature, The Kingkiller Chronicle is a series of books, and Miranda will serve as executive producer on book one, The Name of The Wind. Oh, and he’ll also be writing and producing original songs for it, which is pretty great news.
Here’s a synopsis for The Name of The Wind:
So begins the tale of Kvothe—from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages you will come to know Kvothe as a notorious magician, an accomplished thief, a masterful musician, and an infamous assassin. But The Name of the Wind is so much more—for the story it tells reveals the truth behind Kvothe’s legend.
I don’t know much about The Kingkiller Chronicle, but it definitely has legions of fans, ones who are likely fired up about this news. There’s no word on schedules or release dates as of yet, so stay tuned.