Late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert is set to executive produce a TV series adaptation of Roger Zelazny’s beloved 1970 fantasy novel “The Chronicles of Amber”.
The ten-book series, which has sold more than fifteen million copies globally, follows Corwin who awakens on Earth with no memory, but soon finds he is a prince of a royal family that has the ability to travel through different dimensions of reality and rules over the one true world, Amber.
The property counts “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin as one of its biggest fans, Martin regularly stating in recent years that the novels deserve to be adapted for the screen. Despite his love for the property, he is reportedly not involved in the series though all are aware of his adoration of the property.
Colbert’s production company Spartina is teaming with Skybound Entertainment, and Vincent Newman Entertainment on the project which is still in the early stages of development. Colbert says in a statement:
“George R.R. Martin and I have similar dreams. I’ve carried the story of Corwin in my head for over 40 years, and I’m thrilled to partner with Skybound and Vincent Newman to bring these worlds to life. All roads lead to Amber, and I’m happy to be walking them.”
Skybound first started working on plans for a series back in 2016 with “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman at the time. A writer for the series will soon be sought.