Eragon TV Series Coming To Disney Plus - Report

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An Eragon live-action TV show is currently in development for Disney+. According to Variety, the upcoming Eragon series will adapt the popular fantasy novels, The Inheritance Cycle, by author Christopher Paolini.

Citing unnamed sources, Variety further reports that Paolini will serve as co-writer on the series. Bert Salke will produce as part of his overall deal with Disney Television Studios. Representatives for Disney and Paolini did not issue a comment.

The Inheritance Cycle is a series of four young-adult high fantasy novels focusing on the adventures of a teenage boy named Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, as they struggle to overthrow the evil king Galbatorix. The novels came out across 2003 through to 2011, though the series' debut entry--simply titled Eragon--was self-published in 2002 before becoming a surprise success and republished by Knopf. To date, over 41 million copies of the series have been sold worldwide.

In 2006, a feature film adapting the first novel was released starring Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Ed Speleers, and Djimon Hounsou. The film was received so negatively that all planned sequels were canceled. A tie-in video game also based on the first novel was released that same year, though was also generally poorly received by critics.

Disney+ is also currently developing a series based on Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson novels.

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