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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:

SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT AND VINCENT NEWMAN ENTERTAINMENT DEVELOPING ROGER ZELAZNY’S FANTASY NOVEL SERIES CHRONICLES OF AMBER FOR TELEVISION
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
    https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5289/5686587659_9dfe166d55_o.jpg

  6. Urij March 2, 2017 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    Congratulations!
    There comes a time when dreams come true. The spirit of the characters from the works of Robert Zelazny came alive again in our hearts!
    At the same time, when SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT AND VINCENT NEWMAN ENTERTAINMENT announced their intention to release a series CHRONICLES OF AMBER came to me the idea to create a computer game simulator on this topic. I think this is the imperative of our destiny! If the owners SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT AND VINCENT NEWMAN interested in this addition to their series I gladly ready to cooperate!
    I believe that the work of “Nine Princes in Amber” has not only artistic value. This product is very good popularizing the latest scientific theories about the multidimensional structure of space and time. After becoming acquainted with the works of Roger Zelazny, I learned a lot of work on this subject, it was working as a scientific and popularizing content. My admiration for the heroes of the images of works of Roger Zelazny inspired me in this work. I express request and express the hope that that you created series will retain an element of promotion of advanced scientific ideas about the structure of the universe. To help you implement this line of work, I offer myself as a consultant for the popularization of the theory of multidimensional space – time as well as other scientific and philosophical issues raised in the works of Roger Zelazny.
    I would also like to express the hope that you do not stop at the creation of a television series. This work deserves the creation of large-format full-length films such as “The Lord of the Rings”, “Star Wars” and “Star Trek.” This work, in my opinion, deserves to participate in sёmkah best actors in Hollywood. I can already see Jean Claude Rendoma in a suit and the other masters of fantastic fighters dressed as princes. I hope your admiration for the works of Roger Zelazny’s enough to adequately implement a topic for which you have undertaken.
    I would also like to express the opinion that, after many works created under the inspiration of the works of Roger Zelazny is not enough to simply translate the book to show the script. I propose to fully implement in your work world works by Roger Zelazny. See for example the image of the main character works “out of the shadows, Jack” – it’s one of the Corvina shadows in near chaos reflection! I think bolschinstvo works of Roger Zelazny in tune with the theme and images of works “Nine Princes in Amber” and can give the material to expand and show the world scenario beyond the events described in the books “The Chronicles of Amber”. I would also like to draw your attention that the original manuscript image Corvinus probably close svyazvn with legends theme of his ethnic homeland of wolves – werewolves and Dracula in the version where they are associated with Poland and the Carpathian Mountains.
    I hope that my and your dreams about traveling in tune with Amber and you will understand me correctly.

    With respect and best wishes.

    ps My e-mail address: kirschool3@ukr.net ; urijoleksandrovich@gmail.com

    • Urij March 2, 2017 at 1:11 pm - Reply

      Congratulations!
      (I apologize for the typo in the first copy of the comments and publish your comment again with typos because I can not find a way to edit the first copy of the comment)
      There comes a time when dreams come true. The spirit of the characters from the works of Robert Zelazny came alive again in our hearts!
      At the same time, when SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT AND VINCENT NEWMAN ENTERTAINMENT announced their intention to release a series CHRONICLES OF AMBER came to me the idea to create a computer game simulator on this topic. I think this is the imperative of our destiny! If the owners SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT AND VINCENT NEWMAN interested in this addition to their series I gladly ready to cooperate!
      I believe that the work of “Nine Princes in Amber” has not only artistic value. This product is very good popularizing the latest scientific theories about the multidimensional structure of space and time. After becoming acquainted with the works of Roger Zelazny, I learned a lot of work on this subject, it was working as a scientific and popularizing content. My admiration for the heroes of the images of works of Roger Zelazny inspired me in this work. I express request and express the hope that that you created series will retain an element of promotion of advanced scientific ideas about the structure of the universe. To help you implement this line of work, I offer myself as a consultant for the popularization of the theory of multidimensional space – time as well as other scientific and philosophical issues raised in the works of Roger Zelazny.
      I would also like to express the hope that you do not stop at the creation of a television series. This work deserves the creation of large-format full-length films such as “The Lord of the Rings”, “Star Wars” and “Star Trek.” This work, in my opinion, deserves to participate in the filming of the best actors in Hollywood. I can already see Jean Claude Rendoma in a suit and the other masters of fantastic fighters dressed as princes. I hope your admiration for the works of Roger Zelazny’s enough to adequately implement a topic for which you have undertaken.
      I would also like to express the opinion that, after many works created under the inspiration of the works of Roger Zelazny, is not enough to simply translate the book to show the script. I propose to fully implement in your work world works by Roger Zelazny. See for example the image of the main character works “out of the shadows, Jack” – it’s one of the Corvina shadows in near chaos reflection! I think most of the works of Roger Zelazny in tune with the theme and images of works “Nine Princes in Amber” and can give the material to expand and show the world scenario beyond the events described in the books “The Chronicles of Amber”. I would also like to draw your attention that in the original manuscripts image Corvinus probably close to his subjects legends about wolves ethnic homeland – werewolves and Dracula in the version where they are associated with Poland and the Carpathian Mountains.
      I hope that my and your dreams about traveling in tune with Amber and you will understand me correctly.

      With respect and best wishes.

      ps My e-mail address: kirschool3@ukr.net ; urijoleksandrovich@gmail.com


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