The golden age of fantasy and science fiction television continues! Deadline reports that Amazon MGM Studios and Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society are developing a TV show based on The Emyprean fantasy series by Rebecca Yarros. The first book in the series, Fourth Wing, was a massive hit that spent 25 weeks on the New York Time Bestseller list this year and sold millions of copies across 40 different languages. It’s no surprise that a studio like Amazon MGM is looking to bring it to the small screen.
Amazon is making a Fourth Wing television show!
Fourth Wing is a dark and romantic fantasy series which takes place at Basgiath War College. There, 20-year-old Violet Sorrengail is deeply immersed in her historical studies, until her war general mother forces her to join a brutal competition to become a dragon rider. Only an elite few will succeed. The rest will perish.
According to Deadline, a Fourth Wing show has been in the works since even before the book released on May 2. Amazon MGM won the rights to the series in an auction that occurred before the writers guild went on strike in May. But just because a studio gets the rights to something doesn’t mean they’ll move forward with a series. But now, we have word that Amazon is developing Fourth Wing for television.
Amazon MGM Studios’ deal includes not just Fourth Wing but also the sequel Iron Flame as well as three more forthcoming books in the series. Clearly, there’s enough runway here for a sizable TV series should things go well.
While Fourth Wing is Rebecca Yarros’ first fantasy novel, she’s published upwards of 20 other books in other genres, including Great and Precious Things, In the Likely Event, A Little Too Close, The Things We Leave Unfinished, The Last Letter, and Reason to Believe. The second book in The Empyrean series, Iron Flame, is out today from Entangled Publishing’s Red Tower imprint.