As of November 2022, the books are in development to be adapted as a TV show. It remains to be seen whether this actually happens or not.
An “Eragon” live-action TV series is in early development at Disney+,
Variety has learned exclusively.
The series would be based on the Christopher Paolini young adult novel
series “The Inheritance Cycle,” with “Eragon” being the first of the
four books in that series.
Paolini will serve as co-writer and executive producer on the series.
Bert Salke will executive produce under his Co-Lab 21 banner, with
20th Television producing. Salke is currently under an overall deal
with Disney Television Studios, of which 20th TV is a part. The search
is currently on for a showrunner.
“This has been a long time coming,” Paolini said in a statement posted
on Twitter. “I can’t tell you how many conversations, meetings, and
messages were needed in order to reach this point. And we’re still
just at the beginning! However, none of this would have been possible
without everyone who has read the books, supported the tweetstorms,
and participated in this fandom over the years. So a huge thank you
from me to every Alagaësian out there. You brought the thunder.”
‘Eragon’ TV Series Adaptation in Development at Disney+ (EXCLUSIVE)
I’m attached to both co-write and produce! And yes, I’m extremely
excited for what the future holds. At the moment, I can’t go into
details—it’s still early days with regard to this project—but I can
say that I’m very pleased with the team I’m working with at 20th
Television, Disney Branded Television, and Disney+. These are smart,
passionate people, and I’m looking forward to making the best possible
Eragon/Inheritance Cycle adaptation with them.
Christopher Paolini offers an update on the Eragon Disney+ TV show!
The author certainly wants a remake, but there's no sign that Disney (the current rights-holders) have any intention of remaking Eragon, or any of the books in the series into a new movie or TV series.
The author made this clear in an instagram post in July 2021, and there haven't been any substantive updates since.
Greetings, Alagaësians! Once again, I want to
thank you for your incredible support and
enthusiasm during the #EragonRemake
tweetstorm. It definitely got @Disney’s
attention. Alas, I’ve heard through official
channels that—at the moment—Disney is holding
off on making any more expensive series like
Eragon until their business is back to pre-
pandemic levels. Nevertheless, the tweetstorm
really made them sit up and take notice. And if
the hashtag ends up trending again at some
point, I’m sure that wouldn’t hurt.. .. :-) Once
again, my heartfelt thanks, and as always: Atra
esterní ono thelduin.