Eragon live-action series is in early development at Disney+
Disney+ might get an Eragon TV show. According to Variety, the TV show is still in its early stages of development. The fantasy series would be based on Christopher Paolini’s The Inheritance Cycle, the first novel of which is Eragon. A film version of the book was released in 2006. However, the movie received negative reviews from both reviewers and viewers, and the franchise was scrapped. Paolini will serve as a co-writer on the alleged project, while Bert Salke will serve as executive producer under the Co-Lab 21 imprint. The show will be produced by 20th Television because Salke has a deal with the company, which is a division of Disney Television Studios.
Christopher Paolini’s Eragon Gets a Second Life on Disney+
The Inheritance Cycle’s triumph came at a fairly young age for Paolini. At the age of 15, 38-year-old Paolini began writing Eragon. Before getting a big publishing deal, he self-published the book when he was 19 years old. After Eragon, there were three more books. The last one, Inheritance, came out in 2011.
In the book, a child named Eragon creates a dragon that he names Saphira. The two form a friendship, and Eragon learns how to ride a dragon, a member of a race that was supposedly exterminated by the terrible king Galbatorix. Together with Saphira, Eragon attempts to overthrow the evil monarch of Alagasia. Ed Speelers, who later had important roles in Downton Abbey and Outlander, played Eragon in the 2006 movie.
If the Eragon series is approved and continues, Disney+ will breathe new life into yet another enduring fantasy series. Percy Jackson and the Olympians, written by Rick Riordan, is also being adopted by the streamer, and the cast has already been revealed. Percy Jackson had two adaptations, like The Inheritance Cycle, and both let down both the author and the fans. Despite the failure of many beloved novels to become films, subsequent TV series adaptations have a good track record (e.g., His Dark Materials and A Series of Unfortunate Events). With this Disney+ series, Paolini and his followers might finally get the adaptation they’ve been waiting for.