Earlier this week, it was reported that Disney+ is in development on an Eragon series based on the Inheritance Cycle books from Christopher Paolini. Now, Paolini has shared statement regarding the upcoming series.
The author took to Twitter confirm his involvement. While he can’t share many details, he assures everyone that more announcements are to come in the future, maybe Disney’s D23 Expo in Septemeber.
vetha Fricaya! Greetings Friends.
As you may have seen, there was an unplanned announcement earlier this week, but yes, it’s true an Eragon television series is in development at Disney+, and I’m attached to both co-writeand produce! And yes, I’m extremely excited for what the future holds. At the moment, I can’t go into details-it’s still early days with regard to this project-but I can say that I’m very pleased with the team I’m working with at 20th Television, Disney Branded Television, and Disney +. These are smart, passionate people, and I’m looking forward to making the best possible Eragon/Inheritance Cycle adaptation with them. This has been a long time coming. I can’t tell you how many conversations, meetings, and messages were needed in order to reach this point. And we’re still just at the beginning!
However, none of this would have been possible without everyone who has read the books, supported the tweetstorms, and participated in this fandom over the years. So a huge thank you from me to every Alagaesian out there. You brought the thunder.
Disney will have more to say on this adaptation in the near future, but in the meantime, I wanted to confirm the news and to reassure you that I’m committed to making sure that this version of Eragon’s story lives up to your highest expectations. And of course, as the elves would say, “Atra esterní ono thelduin.”Christopher Paolini
Paolini will serve as co-writer and co-showrunner, with the search currently on for a co-writer and co-showrunner to work alongside him. This will be Paolini’s first time writing a television project, which is why a search is on for a co-writter. Bert Salke will executive produce under his Co-Lab 21 banner, with 20th Television producing. Salke is currently under an overall deal with Disney Television Studios, of which 20th TV is a part.
The series is planned to tackle each book with each season. This is something Disney+ is doing with their Percy Jackson & The Olympians series, which is currently filming in Vancouver.