Fans of The Kingkiller Chronicle really love what Patrick Rothfuss has done with the fantasy novels, but aren’t too excited to see them adapted for television. Reddit user u/Glass_Ad_8774 started a thread on the platform saying that while he thinks the series is a masterpiece, he refuses to watch a live-action adaptation, even if it brings new fans to the novels brings. User u/WynBytsson agreed, saying: “Some stories are better left to certain media outlets. Could a series capture the beauty of Kvothe playing the lute when he’s alone in the woods after his parents? [sic] Death? no I really seriously doubt it.”
To say that fans love Rothfuss’s work would be an understatement. Many refuse to succumb to any form of adaptation, like Reddit user u/pvcpipinhot, who noted in the same thread that no Hollywood studio could do the series justice. User u/KyzaKC held a similar opinion, saying there is no living writer or director who could “capture the depth of a scene in the books as it is written.”
Other fans simply have an issue with the medium the studios are trying to adapt The Kingkiller Chronicle to and believe animation would be the best way forward. User u/Middle-Corgi3918 said, “Live action isn’t ready for KKC yet. I think animation is the way to go,” citing Studio Ghibli as the top choice. User u/elihu also suggested that the animation would open the door for a more accurate adaptation, with actors who sound like the role but don’t necessarily look like it.