Author Christopher Paolini is working on a Disney Plus series based on Eragon and The Inheritance Cycle.
Disney Plus seems to be where unsuccessful adaptations of popular young adult books are reborn. Shows based on Percy Jackson, The Spiderwick Chronicles are getting underway, and now the Eragon series is also in the works.
Christopher Paolini, the 15-year-old author of Eragon, self-published the book in 2002. First of a series of four books that wrapped up in 2011, The Inheritance Cycle hit the shelves in 2009. The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm is a collection of short stories published in 2018 as part of the Tales from Alagasia series.
In 2006, 20th Century Fox made a live-action picture adaptation of Eragon, but it was poorly regarded and grossed just $249 million worldwide. With author Christopher Paolini working as co-writer and co-showrunner on the Eragon series, Disney is attempting to revitalize the potential brand. Since this is his first television production, Paolini will collaborate with an additional showrunner. Bert Salke will serve as an executive producer for Co-Lab 21. The project is also produced by 20th Television.