We’re Developing CHRONICLES OF AMBER for TV!

We’ve been really excited about this for a while so it’s awesome to finally announce that we’re teaming up with Vincent Newman Entertainment to adapt CHRONICLES OF AMBER for television! The fantasy series that spans worlds/dimensions has been a fan favorite for decades and inspired many well-known current properties, Game of Thrones among them.

The Great Book of Amber (2)

We’re beyond thrilled to finally get to work bringing this series to life! Here’s the full press release:

LOS ANGELES, CA – July 19, 2016 – Skybound Entertainment heads Robert Kirkman and David Alpert (The Walking Dead franchise, Outcast) and Vincent Newman Entertainment (We’re the Millers, Patient Zero) to develop the beloved science fiction/fantasy novel series, Chronicles of Amber, for television.

Roger Zelazny’s Chronicles 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/dimension known as Amber. The novel series unfolds over ten books with two definitive story arches entitled “The Corwin Cycle” and “The Merlin Cycle.” The series has sold more than fifteen million copies globally and has been credited as one of the main inspirations for Game of Thrones.

“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,” said David Alpert, CEO, Skybound Entertainment. 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.”

“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,” said executive producer Vincent Newman. I can’t think of better partners in David and Robert with which to bring the Amber novels to television and other platforms.”

Kirkman, Alpert and Newman will serve as Executive Producers and will soon begin the search for a writer to adapt the series.

About Skybound Entertainment
Founded in 2010, Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform entertainment company that houses projects ranging from television, film, digital content, interactive, live events, and gaming.

Television projects under the Skybound umbrella include AMC’s The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead. To date The Walking Dead is the #1 show on television among the coveted 18-49 demo. Kirkman and Alpert also serve as executive producers on the companion series, Fear the Walking Dead, which premiered in August 2015 and set records by becoming the #1 rated cable television series launch of all time.

Skybound also produces Cinemax’s Outcast, which set records for the network with a cross-platform viewership of the pilot of over 4 million. Newly announced Skybound projects include Five Year, Mastermind and Heroes and Villains: The History of Comics.

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  1. Buckeyebob August 7, 2016 at 5:56 am - Reply

    I just saw the press release that you are developing a TV show based on the Amber series. I cannot tell you enough how happy this makes me. I consider the Chronicles of Amber in the same category as the Lord of the Rings, The Foundation Trilogy, the Elric of Melnibone series, and Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. For years I’d hoped that someone would put Amber on the screen. My fear was that SciFy would do it and botch it like most of the dreck that’s on that channel. Now that I’ve hear you are going to be developing it, I am confident that you will give it the treatment it deserves. (Speaking of Elric, now that would be a good production for you to consider, but it might be too nihilistic for a commercial audience).

  2. RobertGoudie October 27, 2016 at 8:47 am - Reply

    As a lifelong fan I am incredibly excited about this. I’ve pictured it in my mind for so long and have imagined a series but I’ve also been worried that the technology wasn’t yet ready or that someone would ruin the telling of the story. Fortunately, I feel like it is in good hands and the tech is ready for the story. Can’t wait to hear the first beeps of the machines in the hospital and the bleary-eyed POV of Corwin when he awakens…and that first time driving to Amber with the subtle changes of the shifting shadows. I can’t wait! Best of luck to you all!

  3. Bjw1961 November 4, 2016 at 4:44 am - Reply

    I have been writing a screenplay for the first two books in the chronicles. I would be very interested in becoming one of the writing team for the series. Please contact me if you are interested. Thank you.

  4. poeppecg November 14, 2016 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    I have been waiting fifteen years to hear this news. Nine Princes in Amber was the first book I read cover to cover alone, when I was seven. Since then I have read and re-read the serious twice. They are by far my favorite books of all time! If you guys need help with anything, when this gets going, I’ll be the first one to hop on a plane and go anywhere in the world to help out in anyway I can. This series coming to life is one of the greatest dreams I have ever had. I am so very excited that this is happening in my lifetime. I want to thank you guys for taking on the project and wish you guys the very best of luck. Keep us posted!

  5. Juwelgeist February 23, 2017 at 6:43 am - Reply

    When describing the Pattern, Zelazny described a unicursal path from exterior start to center, with no intersections, which makes it a unicursal “labyrinth”. Unlike previous depictions of the Pattern (DC Comics), make sure that you hire an artist who actually has experience with creating unicursal labyrinths. Further, make sure that the artist you hire understands that the Pattern’s path is the rendered [glowing] figure, not the labyrinth’s “walls” as is typical of labyrinth renderings.

    Example of a Pattern-like unicursal labyrinth with the path as the rendered figure:
    Seattle Center Labyrinth

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