Eragon TV Series in Development at Disney+

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Eragon will be taking to the skies again soon! Disney+ has just been confirmed to be working on a live-action series adaptation of Christopher Paolini's book!

According to Variety, the new series based on Paolini's successful YA novel is currently in early development. Paolini will reportedly serve as co-writer on the show while Bert Salke will executive produce under his Co-Lab 21 banner and 20th Television is set to produce the project.

This is great news for Paolini who had actively been campaigning for Disney+ to give his novels a live-action remake. In 2006, a film was made but failed to become a box office hit and plans for sequels were ultimately cancelled. Needless to say, this is the second chance that Paolini has been waiting for and we're all looking forward to more details on the project.

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Eragon was first published in 2001 by Paolini's parents when the author was 15 years old. In 2003, it was re-published and became the first of a four-part book series known as The Inheritance Cycle.

The book follows 15-year-old Eragon who bonds with the dragon Saphira. When the evil King Galbatorix learns about the dragon, Eragon and Saphira are forced to flee and eventually work with Brom who helps the boy become a Dragon Rider.

The 2006 movie starred Ed Speleers as Eragon, Rachel Weisz as the voice of Saphira, Jeremy Irons as Brom, and John Malkovich as Galbatorix. The film didn't do well with critics and fans upon its release and only grossed about $250 million at the worldwide box office against a reported budget of $100 million.

For now, the Eragon live-action series adaptation is still in early development and has not yet been given an official release date. However, we could learn more about the project in the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

Related: Eragon Author Wants Disney to Produce Book Series Remake


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