Robert Jordan‘s Fantasy series THE WHEEL OF TIME has amassed a huge following around the globe, with 90+ million books being sold. The Series gets adapted into a TV Series, arriving this weekend on Prime Video.
Don’t know much about these Novels? No worries, the Series which consists of eight episodes, takes its time doing a bit of world-building so you don’t need to have read the source material to get into this.
The Series centers around the fierce Moirane (Rosamund Pike) who is a member of a powerful organization of women called the Aes Sedai, whom have magical abilities. Moirane takes five men and women with her on an adventure and one of them could well be the reincarnation of the Dragon. They are Egwene (Madeleine Madden), Nynaeve (Zoë Robins), Rand (Josha Stradowski), Perrin (Marcus Rutherford) and Mat (Barney Harris). This however could be either a wonderful thing for the world or completely catastrophic.
Moriane is accompanied by her Warder al’Lan Mandragoran (Daniel Henney), whose job is to protect her and we await their story to unfold over the Series as they ground the story, as we get closer to discovering whom of the five contenders might be the Dragon. Pike is a real presence and we could not keep our eyes off of her, and we’re delighted she is getting this chance for the world to see her talent in such an accessible way. Above this, we love the inclusivity in the Series’ casting choices. While the Series takes place way in the past, it is years ahead in its progressiveness.
While it certainly unfolds at a slower pace, the investment should pay off for fans of the Franchise as the Series really focuses on the details and staying faithful. Visually, it is a spectacle with some really cool CGI, in ways filling the void left behind in the genre as fans await an upcoming Game of Thrones Prequel.
The first three episodes of THE WHEEL OF TIME premiere on Prime Video November 19, 2021with new episodes weekly, until December 24, 2021.
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The Wheel of Time is one of the most popular and enduring fantasy series of all time, with more than 90 million books sold. Set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists and only certain women are allowed to access it, the story follows Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), a member of the incredibly powerful all-female organization called the Aes Sedai, as she arrives in the small town of Two Rivers. There, she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who will either save or destroy humanity.
Based on Robert Jordan’s best-selling fantasy novels, The Wheel of Time was adapted for television by executive producer/showrunner Rafe Judkins. Larry Mondragon and Rick Selvage of iwot productions, Mike Weber, Ted Field of Radar Pictures, Darren Lemke, Marigo Kehoe, and Uta Briesewitz will also serve as executive producers, with Briesewitz set to direct the first two episodes. Rosamund Pike will serve as producer and Harriet McDougal and Brandon Sanderson as consulting producers. The Wheel of Time is co-produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television.
THE WHEEL OF TIME arrives on Prime VideoNovember 19, 2021.