Posted on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 by Hoai-Tran Bui
Standing alongside J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series as one of the fundamental pieces of high fantasy storytelling is Ursula K. Le Guin‘s Earthsea series, a collection of novels set in a fantasy archipelago of hundreds of islands where magic lays in a delicate balance. Or, at least it should be. Forgotten in classrooms and ignored by major Hollywood studios, we have yet to receive an adaptation that does justice by Le Guin’s sweeping, majestic series, which spans five novels and nine short stories. But maybe we will soon.
A24 is developing an Earthsea TV series based on Le Guin’s novels with Nightcrawler producer Jennifer Fox, who originally optioned the rights to the series last year and received the blessing of Le Guin before her death in 2018.