Stephen Colbert adapts one of George R. R. Martin’s favorite books into TV series

One of George RR Martin’s favorite fantasy novels may finally be adapted into a TV series thanks to the unlikely ally of a late-night host. Stephen Colbert.

Colbert’s production company, Spartina, joined an existing partnership between Skybound Entertainment and Vincent Newman Entertainment to produce Roger Zelazny’s beloved film. Chronicle of Amber A serial drama.

Martin, a close friend of Zelazny, who died in 1995, has repeatedly said in interviews that the novel deserves an adaptation, most recently in October. writes on his blog“I’m a fan of fantasy and I want more fantasy on TV… Above all, Roger Zelazny’s nine princes of amberI don’t understand why Corwin and his brother aren’t on their own show. And hey, if the epic fantasy keeps going, we might finally get it. ”

Although Martin was not involved in the project, Colbert responded to his enthusiasm by stating: I have kept Corwin’s story in my mind for his 40+ years. We are excited to work with Skybound and Vincent Newman to bring these worlds to life. All roads lead to amber and I am happy to walk them. ”

The story quickly revolves around Corwin, who wakes up on Earth with no memory and is a royal prince with the ability to travel between different dimensions of reality (called “Shadows”), ruling over one true world. notice. amber. The story unfolds in his 10+ books, including his two story arcs, ‘The Corwin Cycle’ and ‘The Merlin Cycle’. The series has sold over 15 million copies of his worldwide.

Originally published in 1970, Chronicle of Amber We have come a long way in adapting. Skybound first started working on the series in 2016. walking dead Creator Robert Kirkman.

Skybound Entertainment CEO David Alpert said: “Producing it with someone like Steven Colbert, a true blue superfan, is a thrill for me, and for anyone who’s ever heard of Steven’s fantasy. Full marks. I can’t wait to share this amazing story with both the current legion of fans like us and the new generation of fans who will definitely go crazy for Amber.”

The production team will soon start looking for writers. No distributors are on board yet either, but Spartina has a first-look deal with her CBS Studios.

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