First Season of SHOWTIME’s “Kingkiller Chronicle” Script is Complete, Says Showrunner

Goodness, that didn’t take the writer’s room long to complete the first season of SHOWTIME’s upcoming television adaptation of Patrick Rothfuss‘s “The Kingkiller Chronicle”.

First Season of SHOWTIME's "Kingkiller Chronicle" Script is Complete, Says Showrunner

According to showrunner (and pilot writer) John Rogers, the season finale script of the series was completed last month. (Shout out to Winter Is Coming for alerting us!)

The most interesting thing gleaned from Roger’s tweets has to be in his response here to a question about emotional payout.

“In other words: your medieval fantasy emotional payoff will actually be… good?”

Hmmm, not medieval you say?

As a refresher- the SHOWTIME series will be different than the upcoming Lionsgate film based on the same book series. This one will be more of a prequel, reportedly set a generation before The Name of The Wind, the first book. Two traveling musicians are set to be the main protagonists of the series, and we’re super curious to see how music is incorporated.

We’ll of course let you know what we hear about casting and such for the series, which touts Lin-Manuel Miranda as an executive producer.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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