Fantasy Book Series ‘Fourth Wing’ Is Being Turned Into A TV Show

Everything you need to know about the new series.
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The next cult fantasy series might be on it’s way with Rebecca Yarros’ popular Fourth Wing novels officially being adapted into a TV show with Amazon.

The first novel in the series, Fourth Wing, was released in mid-2023 and quickly went viral on TikTok’s BookTok community, as well as becoming a New York Times best seller.

So far, Yarros has only released two out of the planned five books in the series, with Amazon MGM Studios and Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society acquiring the rights to both Fourth Wing, and its sequel Iron Flame.

Yarros shared the news on her Instagram.

“I’m so humbled and thrilled to announce that Fourth Wing has been optioned and is currently in development for a TV series by Amazon MGM Studios with Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society producing!!! They’re an ABSOLUTELY incredible team, and I can’t wait to see their adaptation of Fourth Wing brought to life! I have all the faith in the world in them!⁠”

She added, “Words can’t portray just how excited I am and how grateful to work with such amazing people!⁠”

Here, everything you need to know about the much-anticipated series.

What Is The Fourth Wing Series About?

Fourth Wing follows twenty-year-old Violet Sorrengail, who is content with her place in Basgiath War College’s scholarly Scribe Quadrant until her mother orders her to the brutal Riders Quadrant. There, Violet has to compete with hundreds of other candidates to become one of the elite of Navarre: dragon riders.

However, Violet soon finds out that everyone has an agenda, which makes sense because there are only two options for dragon riders: graduate or die.

With a love triangle, some super steamy scenes and plenty of action, there’s a reason the series has found such a dedicated fan base.

What Happens If The Show Is Made Faster Than The Books?

There can be issues with TV shows adapting unfinished series (the seventh season of Game Of Thrones, for example) due to the show being made faster than the books. While Yarros certainly released the first two novels in quick succession, she has stated that the next three will be written at a slower pace.

In an interview with Variety, Yarros explained, “We’re slowing down a tiny bit, not every six months.”

As TV shows are generally faster to make than books, there is concern the show will surpass the series, possibly risking underdeveloped plot and characters.

But the good news is that both Rebecca Yarros and her editor, Liz Pelletier, are producers on the Amazon Prime series. As they’re already working closely together on Yarros’ novels, it’s likely they will have strategies around the timing.

When Will The Fourth Wing Series Be Released?

At this stage, we don’t know the production timeline for the show but keep checking this page for more information as it’s released.

Where Can I Watch The Fourth Wing TV Series?

When it is released, you’ll be able to watch The Fourth Wing on Amazon Prime.

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