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The TV series portion of Lionsgate’s multi-media-spanning “The Kingkiller Chronicle” franchise has found its showrunner. John Rogers, most recently the creator of NBC’s “The Player,” will write and serve as executive producer for the pilot for the TV adaptation of the fantasy novels, Variety has learned.
Rogers will be executive producing under his Kung Fu Monkey shingle, alongside Kung Fu Monkey head of development Jennifer Court. “Hamilton” creator and “Moana” songsmith Lin-Manuel Miranda is producing the franchise, which will also include a film based on the first three novels in author Pat Rothfuss’ series. Miranda will compose the original music for both arms of the franchise and write the songs. Robert Lawrence will also produce on the “Kingkiller Chronicle” TV series and film, as will Rothfuss.
“With the addition of the incredibly talented John Rogers as showrunner, we have now assembled the perfect creative team to develop a premium quality scripted series to launch our »
- Oriana Schwindt
“Ballykissangel” (1998-99) Colin Farrell‘s big break came playing villager Danny Byrne in the Irish TV series “Tigerland” (2000) In his first U.S. starring role, Farrell played a draftee in 1971 going through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, aka Louisiana’s infamous Tigerland, the last stop for soldiers heading to Vietnam. “American Outlaws” (2001) The Dublin-born actor got his first big exposure with American audiences playing Jesse James in 2001’s “American Outlaws” “Minority Report” (2002) Farrell sealed his movie star status when he co-starred with Tom Cruise in 2002 Steven Spielberg film, “Minority Report” “Daredevil” (2003) He went on to shave his head for »
- Joe Otterson
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