Skybound Moves Forward With Roger Zelazny’s Chronicles of Amber

Skybound Moves Forward With Roger Zelazny’s Chronicles of Amber


The Great Book of Amber, containing Roger Zelazny’s 10-volume
Amber Chronicles (Avon EOS, December 1999). Cover by Tim White

Molly Templeton at Tor.com is reporting that Stephen Colbert has joined forces with Skybound Entertainment to develop an adaptation of Roger Zelazny’s Chronicles of Amber, bringing much-needed hope that the long delayed-series will finally be brought to the screen.

In 2016, Skybound Entertainment announced that the series was in the works, with The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman also on board. Though it’s been nearly seven years, this team is still in place, alongside Vincent Newman Entertainment and now Colbert’s production company, Spartina. Variety reports that Colbert said, “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.”

Roger Zelazny was one of the greatest fantasy and science fiction writers of the 20th Century, and The Chronicles of Amber was his magnum opus. If you want to dip your toe into the original novels, Rajan Khanna has a splendid book-by-book reread at Tor.com.

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silentdante

i tried to read this series around 20 years ago but didnt get into it t the time, been meaning to go back, so maybe this will give me the inspiraton to do so.

my favorite Zelazny is this weird space ship car racing trilogy, and i’m not sure he even wrote it but i remember his name attached to it.

silentdante

ah yes those are it, i read the whole trilogy but that was probly year after they came out so it;s been 30 years. i am not sure if they skewed young adult or not, i would have been around 13 or so, but i remember them being great.

i should see if they have digital versions (edit: they do, picked up the first book) and read again, find out what 30 years did to my taste in books, hahaha then after i can try the amber books again, though i would wait till after the show that way i dont compare what they left out to much while watching.

Last edited 20 days ago by silentdante
Joe H.

I’ll believe it when I actually see it on my television; but in the meantime, I’ll keep my fingers crossed that it actually happens and that it ultimately turns out to be watchable.

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