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The Wheel of Time is an upcoming television series based on the novels of the same name by Robert Jordan. A live-action adaptation of the novels was originally planned as early as 2000, but was not formally announced until 28 April 2016. Production began in Fall 2019,[12] and had to pause multiple times due to COVID-19, and wrapped in May 2021. Ahead of its premiere, it was renewed for a second season in May 2021.

Each episode will be approximately an hour long. At least as an introduction, it will focus on Moiraine as its protagonist, as she searches for the Dragon Reborn.[13]

The first season will premiere November 19, 2021.[14]

Development history

Robert Jordan originally sold a TV rights option to NBC in 2000. NBC planned to adapt the books as a network TV series spanning several seasons. However, interest in the project dried up after the writers involved departed from NBC. The rights subsequently returned to Robert Jordan.[15]

Shortly after this, a Japanese animation studio contacted Jordan and proposed an anime series based on the first three books. However, they only wanted to adapt those books and not the complete series. Jordan was not interested in this adaptation and talks stalled before any formal deal could be discussed.[16]

In 2004, Robert Jordan sold the TV, film, video game and comic book rights to Red Eagle Entertainment, a rights-handling company set up to develop multimedia projects based on the novels. This deal was worth approximately $640,000 and was due to last for eleven years, unless a long-running TV series or movie franchise was in production by that time.

In 2008 Red Eagle re-sold the film rights to Universal Pictures for a "seven-figure sum". Universal developed a film script based on The Eye of the World. However, Universal decided not to proceed with the adaptation and the rights returned to Red Eagle.

In 2014 Sony Television developed an interest in the property as an ongoing, big-budget TV series. They discussed the project with Red Eagle and with Harriet McDougal, Robert Jordan's widow, editor and literary heir and executor.[17]

The TV and film rights were due to revert to the Robert Jordan Estate (the Bandersnatch Group) in early February 2015. However, Red Eagle self-produced a 22-minute short film based on the prologue to The Eye of the World, starring Billy Zane, and paid to have it broadcast on the FXX Network in the United States, during an infomercial timeslot. They argued that this constituted getting a TV or film series into production and thus they should retain the rights. Legal discussions followed to clarify the situation.[18]

On 28 April 2016, the Robert Jordan Estate issued a statement confirming that the legal discussions had been resolved satisfactorily and that a TV adaptation of The Wheel of Time was now being developed with a "major studio".[19]

On October 2, 2018, it was confirmed that Amazon had given the greenlight for the series to begin production.[13]

Cast

Note: Cast links in this section will take you to the TV series wiki.

Main:

Two Rivers folk:

Aes Sedai and Warders:

Tuatha'an:

Children of the Light:

Other:

Episodes

Note: Links in this section will take you to the TV series wiki.

Season 1 TVlink.svg

  1. Leavetaking TVlink.svg
  2. Shadow's Waiting TVlink.svg
  3. A Place of Safety TVlink.svg
  4. The Dragon Reborn TVlink.svg
  5. Blood Calls Blood TVlink.svg
  6. The Flame of Tar Valon TVlink.svg
  7. tba
  8. tba

Season 2 TVlink.svg

  1. A Taste of Solitude TVlink.svg

Notes

  1. https://dragonmount.com/tv/index/
  2. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/wheel-time-all-details-far-amazons-fantasy-drama-1236598
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  5. https://www.wotseries.com/2019/12/03/wayne-yip-director-for-hunters-and-dr-who-involved-with-show/
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  11. 11.0 11.1 [https://deadline.com/2018/10/amazon-robert-jordans-the-wheel-of-time-1202474485/
  12. The Wheel of Time TV Series to Start Production in Fall 2019
  13. 13.0 13.1 THE WHEEL OF TIME SERIES GIVEN THE GREENLIGHT BY AMAZON STUDIOS
  14. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fus4Xb_TLg
  15. Thus Spake the Creator
  16. Thus Spake the Creator
  17. io9
  18. io9
  19. Dragonmount
  20. Petski, Denise (June 19, 2019). Rosamund Pike To Star In The Wheel Of Time TV Adaptation At Amazon. Deadline Hollywood.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 Otterson, Joe (August 14, 2019). 'Wheel of Time' Series at Amazon Rounds Out Main Cast.
  22. Deadline: 'The Wheel Of Time': Dónal Finn To Play Mat Cauthon In Recasting On Amazon Series As Barney Harris Not Returning For Season 2 September 20, 2021.
  23. White, Peter (September 4, 2019). The Wheel Of Time’: ‘Criminal Minds’ Star Daniel Henney Joins Amazon’s Epic Fantasy Drama.
  24. NYCC virtual panel, October 8, 2021, stated by Rafe Judkins.
  25. Please welcome Michael McElhatton (Tam Al'Thor) to the #WOTonPrime family (November 6, 2019).
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Petski, Denise (December 23, 2019). The Wheel Of Time’: Amazon Adds Three To Cast Of Series Based On Fantasy Books.
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 Greetings from Prague! Here are some photos from our recent table read on the #WOTonPrime set. (January 22, 2020).
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  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 Thorne, Will (December 4, 2019). Wheel of Time’ Series at Amazon Adds Four to Cast.
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