This is going to be huge news for fantasy fans out there as ‘Chronicles of Amber’ is coming to the small screen! Robert Kirkman and Dave Alpert are teaming together once more through their Skybound Entertainment banner to launch this amazing fantasy franchise and are working with Vincent Newman Entertainment to bring Roger Zelazny’s novels to life. The three will serve as showrunners on the series.
For those who are unfamiliar with his work, George R.R. Martin has credited them as one of his main inspirations for ‘Game of Thrones’. The books are divided into two orcs, ‘The Corwin Cycle’ and ‘The Merlin Cycle’. When you first enter this world we find that Corwin has awakened on Earth with no memory of who he is. It isn’t long until he finds out that he is the prince of a royal family that rules the one true world which is called Amber. There are multiple universes layered on top of one another called shadows and traveling across them is one of the key points to the story.
As this has just been announced there is yet to be a writer attached to bring the series script together. Of course, with over 16 million copies of the novels sold globally, there are going to be some huge shoes to fill in doing them justice.
Alpert says that:
“Chronicles of Amber is one of my favorite book series of all time, and one of my main inspirations for working in film and television. Getting to produce this project is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. I can’t wait to share this amazing story with a new generation of fans.”
Newman added in that:
“The greatness of the Amber universe is attested to by its millions of fans across the globe as well as its influence on so many other literary works. I can’t think of better partners in David and Robert with which to bring the Amber novels to television and other platforms.”
This is another show that ten years ago would have seemed unrealistic to even be thought of and with today’s special effects and storytelling on television seems to be a perfect fit. I truly hope that they can do it justice and be on a major network and not AMC who will probably want a short first season with overly slow buildup as has become the norm there.
Are you looking forward to seeing ‘Chronicles of Amber’ come to life? What network do you think the show would fit on? Share your thoughts below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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