Fourth Wing Amazon TV Series: What We Know


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Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros, Book #1 of The Empyrean series, has a TV adaptation from Amazon in the works. For all the details about the Amazon TV series adaptation of the Fourth Wing, here’s what we know:

What’s it about? What’s the plot of Fourth Wing?

Fourth Wing is the first book in Rebecca Yarros’s Empyrean romantasy series set in a dystopian world with dragons and elements of magic and science fiction. Currently, two of the books in the Empyrean series has been released, The Fourth Wing and it’s follow-up the Iron Flame. There are five books currently planned for the series.

The series follows its protagonist, Violet Sorrengail, as she enters the brutal Basgiath War College, where she’ll be trained to join an elite group of dragon-riding warriors.

See the Full Summary and Review of Fourth Wing at the Bibliofile.

What format will it be? Will the Amazon adaptation be a Movie or a Series?

It’s planned as a multi-season series, covering the five book run. Of course, it remains to be seen if it gets made and how far it gets.

Who’s behind it?

Amazon MGM Studios currently owns the television rights to the Fourth Wing and the other four books in the series. It’s developing the series along with Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society.

Author Rebecca Yarros will serve as an executive producer. In an interview with Variety, Yarros discussed the upcoming series:

“But we knew in December [2022] it was going to be Amazon and (Michael B Jordan’s production company) Outlier and I could not be any happier about where it ended up. Outlier is such a great production company and they have a wonderful diversity and inclusion rider, one of the first companies to have them, which is why I was so joyful, because I knew they would respect the diversity of cast.”

What’s the status of the Fourth Wing / Empyrean adaptation?

The adaptation has been in the works since late 2022 and was announced in late 2023. It’s currently in development.

In an interview, Rebecca Yarros explained that the delay in announcing the series was out of respect to the writer’s strike: “We were going to announce the television series on release date and the writers went on strike. So naturally, we’re going to support the writer strike and we’re gonna keep our mouth shut, so we so we just had to like hold and wait. And all these people were asking me these questions online [about whether or not it would ever be adapted] that I can’t answer because it has an adaptation. So I’m just over there, like, ‘I’m gonna be quiet!’ and being quiet and being very, very quiet.”

Who’s in the cast?

It’s still early so no casting details have been released yet.

See the full cast (when available) on IMDB.

When will it be released?

Currently unknown.

Is there a trailer or teaser available?

Not yet! Stay tuned.


Fourth Wing / Empyrean Amazon TV Series Development Timeline

May 2, 2023 Fourth Wing, Empyrean #1 (novel) is released.

October 30, 2023 Deadline reports that Amazon MGM Studios, Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society Developing Fantasy Series Based On Rebecca Yarros Bestseller

October 30, 2023 Author and Executive Producer Rebecca Yarros shares the news via Instagram.

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November 7, 2023 Iron Flame, Empyrean #2 (novel) is released.

November 8, 2023 ‘Fourth Wing’ Author Rebecca Yarros Answers 28 Burning Questions About Sequel ‘Iron Flame,’ Talks Amazon TV Series

March 9, 2024 Author Rebecca Yarros discusses the Fourth Wing adaptation in a panel at Emerald City Comic Con 2024 (begins at around the 14:26 mark)

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