Stephen Colbert And Skybound Entertainment To Develop ‘The Chronicles Of Amber’
by Tito W. James
Stephen Colbert’s Spartina has joined Skybound Entertainment and and Vincent Newman Entertainment to develop The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny as an ongoing fantasy series for television. The influential fantasy series follows the story of 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 (called “shadows”) and rules over the one true world, Amber.
David Alpert, CEO, Skybound Entertainment says
Adapting one of my favorite book series of all time is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Producing it alongside someone like Stephen Colbert, who is a true-blue super fan, is a thrill for me, and will be for anyone who’s ever listened to Stephen talk about fantasy. We can’t wait to share this amazing story both with the legion of current fans like ourselves and a new generation of fans that will undoubtedly fall for Amber.
With the success of Game of Thrones it appears that the train of fantasy TV adaptations will keep on going. TV is a great medium for the longer more decompressed stories told in books. Hopefully the producers will find a writing team who really gets the source material and can make a show for those curious about the book series.