THE WHEEL OF TIME Fantasy Drama Is Being Adapted Into a TV Series By Amazon

The Wheel of Time is a fantasy saga spanning 14 books. The first 11 were written by Robert Jordan and the last three were completed by Brandon Sanderson after Jordan’s passing. I have heard incredible things about this series and am excited at the news that Amazon has ordered a series adaptation. Rafe Judkins is the guy adapting the series which will be produced by Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios. An interesting aspect about the world is that only women can harness the magic.

The series has a familiar fantasy set up - a magic user joins with a small band of other adventurers on a quest involving a legendary chose one - but distinguishes itself through its weaving together of Christian, Buddhist, and Hindu ideas and philosophies. It is also noted for the strength of Jordan’s world-building, the incredibly detailed system of magic developed therein, it’s large cast of characters and its length.

Amazon Studios Jennifer Salke had this to say in a statement:

The Wheel of Time is endlessly fascinating and resonates hugely with fans as one of the best-selling global properties, and we were drawn to its timely narrative featuring powerful women at the core. We’re thrilled to extend our relationship with devotees who’ve found the book series transformative and welcome new ones by bringing it to life on Prime Video for viewers worldwide.”

Sharon Tal Yguado, Head of Event Series, Amazon Originals added:

“Developing and producing Robert Jordan’s beloved fourteen-books-series for TV is a big undertaking, and we don’t take it lightly. We believe that Rafe’s personal connection to the material and soulful writing will resonate with the book’s passionate fans.”

Sony Pictures Television Co-President Chris Parnell said:

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to produce The Wheel of Time with our friends at Amazon. In Rafe Judkins, we’ve found a brilliant visionary that is a true fan of the books and ready to bring Robert Jordan’s world to life.”

Finally, Judkins had this to say:

“For so many people, including me, this book series has served as a world to escape to, to lose yourself in, to devour and inhabit completely. And I couldn’t be more honored to be the one finally bringing that world to life on screen, for old fans to lose themselves in all over again and new fans to discover for the very first time.”

Who should direct the series and who should star in it? Could this be the next Game of Thrones?

Source: Deadline

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