Stephen Colbert will help develop and produce a series adaptation of Roger Zelazny's The Chronicles of Amber via his Spartina banner, alongside Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment, Deadline reported. This comes seven years after Kirkman (The Walking Dead) announced he was developing a series based on the books with Vincent Newman Entertainment.
The Chronicles of Amber features two series of five books each--the Corwin Cycle and the Merlin Cycle--with a number of short stories and prequels also in the series. The producing team will begin the search for a writer to adapt the series.
"George R.R. Martin and I have similar dreams," 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."
David Alpert, CEO, Skybound Entertainment, added: "Adapting one of my favorite book series of all time is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Producing it alongside someone like Stephen Colbert, who is a true-blue super fan, is a thrill for me, and will be for anyone who's ever listened to Stephen talk about fantasy. We can't wait to share this amazing story both with the legion of current fans like ourselves and a new generation of fans that will undoubtedly fall for Amber."
"Having Stephen Colbert and his Spartina team join our cause is both a privilege and a thrill. Stephen, Spartina and the good folks at Skybound are as true of fans of Amber as they are prolific storytellers. I couldn't ask for a better dream team of partners as we bring the Amber universe to audiences around the globe," said Newman.