Last night, cultural conservative fans learned media company The Daily Wire could adapt Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged into a streaming series.
But for Christian fantastical fiction fans, the buried lede is actually this:
[Daily Wire co-CEO Jeremy] Boreing also announced a slate of major projects in development, including: . . .
- An exclusive option to develop and produce feature film and television series adaptations for all six books in Stephen R. Lawhead’s “THE PENDRAGON CYCLE”1
While Atlas has shaped the worldview of millions of people around the globe, there’s a series of books that I read as a teenager that, more than any other, helped shape my worldview. It’s based on perhaps the most impactful myth in the Western tradition—the legend of King Arthur. And it’s called The Pendragon Cycle by Stephen R. Lawhead. And today, I’m beyond thrilled to announce that the DailyWire+ has secured the rights to this unbelievable work.
This is an incredible story about the fall of the Roman occupation in Great Britain, and the rise of Christianity in the blood-soaked pagan islands—British Isles. It’s the most ambitious thing we’ve ever set about to do. And it’s going to be incredible. And it’s going to premiere on DailyWire+ in 2023.
Stephen R. Lawhead’s The Pendragon Cycle series combines Arthurian legends with Atlantis myths and early Celtic lore into a six-part historical fantasy epic. Released between 1987 and 1999, the saga explores themes of love, friendship, and destiny.
Our own Lorehaven Review Team reader Ticia Messing remarks:
Lawhead skillfully wove the gospel and his faith throughout the Arthurian myths, taking the best of the Arthurian saga while leaving out the soap opera drama of the Guinevere/Lancelot stories.
Daily Wire has not set a specific release date in 2023. They have yet to announce a director, screenwriter, or actors.
Have you read Stephen R. Lawhead’s The Pendragon Cycle? Who would you prefer for a series director or casting choices?
- “DailyWire+ Tops 1 Million Subscribers, Announces Key Updates On Coming Content,” DailyWire.com, Nov. 17, 2022. ↩