Robert Jordan’s epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time, is being adapted as a TV show!
The series has been ordered by Amazon Studios and Rafe Judkins (producer for Agents of SHIELD, Hemlock Grove) is set to write and act as showrunner.
The Wheel of Time series spans fourteen novels and began in 1990 with The Eye of the World. The story follows an epic battle between good and evil, with a prophecy foretelling the arrival of a great champion – The Dragon Reborn – who will fight The Dark One – a malevolent entity who hopes to remake the world in it’s own image. The series ended in 2013 with the final three books completed by bestselling fantasy author Brandon Sanderson (The Mistborn Trilogy) after Robert Jordan’s death in 2007.
Given the enormous success of HBO’s Game of Thrones, based on the bestselling series by George R. R. Martin – and the fact that the final season of the show will air next year – an adaptation of The Wheel of Time is almost guaranteed to pull in viewers. Not only is there an inbuilt audience of fans devoted to the books- when Game of Thrones is over the world will be looking for another sprawling, epic fantasy adventure to binge watch. Could The Wheel of Time do for Amazon Studios what Game of Thrones has done for HBO?
There is no time frame yet as to when the series will air, and no information about how many episodes will be made or which actors are being considered to join the cast … but just the fact that the series has been ordered is enough to send fans worldwide into a frenzy – including actor, Felicia Day, who is a longtime fan of the books –
I’m so excited that Wheel of Time is getting made. Truly a huge influence on my childhood. I would reread the whole series when each book came out. https://t.co/Um3eeTZ89b
— Felicia Day (@feliciaday) October 2, 2018
Until more information is available, I guess the only thing we can do is start reading (or re-reading?!) the series!
The Eye of the World
The Wheel of Time : Book 1
The first novel in the Wheel of Time series - one of the most influential and popular fantasy epics ever published.
The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again.
But one truth remains, and what mortal men forget, the Aes Sedai do not . . .
What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the shadow.
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