The Librarians Creator John Rogers to Serve as The Kingkiller Chronicle Showrunner

Lionsgate has brought on John Rogers, creator of the cult TV hit The Librarians, to write the pilot and serve as executive producer and showrunner of The Kingkiller Chronicle TV series. Rogers will work with author Patrick Rothfuss, franchise creative producer Lin-Manuel Miranda, producer Robert Lawrence, and executive producer Jennifer Court to develop the television arm of Lionsgate’s franchise adaptation of Rothfuss’ fantasy series.

Working with Rogers’ production company Kung Fu Monkey, Lionsgate will create a feature film based on The Name of the WindThe Wise Man’s Fear, and the forthcoming third installment, The Doors of Stone; while the TV series will expand on the world outside of those books. There is also the option for future stage adaptations.

“With the addition of the incredibly talented John Rogers as showrunner,” said Kevin Beggs, Lionsgate Television Group Chairman, “we have now assembled the perfect creative team to develop a premium quality scripted series to launch our Kingkiller Chronicle franchise.”

Rogers teased the announcement earlier today on Twitter with a photo of a notebook that says “Kingkiller”:

He also clarified that he’ll be able to executive produce Kingkiller while also helming the Magnum, P.I. sequel series he’s developing for ABC:

And he hinted at some insider knowledge:

Rothfuss also tweeted a response to the news:

In the meantime, find out why you should be watching The Librarians.

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