The Wheel of Time TV show is moving ahead
Sony Pictures Television is moving ahead with The Wheel of Time TV show. This has been in the works since at least 2000, but now it appears it will be heading our way.
Based on the high fantasy 14 book series written by Robert Jordan, the pen name of James O. Rigney Jr. They follow the quest to find the Dragon Reborn, who it is said will help unite forces to combat The Dark One.
In the series’ mythology, a deity known as the Creator made the universe and the Wheel of Time, which governs all of existence. The Wheel has seven spokes, each representing an ‘age’ or phase of history, and rotates under the influence of the One Power, which flows from the True Source composed of male and female halves (saidin and saidar). Humans who can use this power are called ‘channelers’; the principal organization thereof in the books are the Aes Sedai or ‘Servants of All’.
The author died in 2007 while working on what was planned to be the twelfth and final volume in the series. He prepared extensive notes so another author could complete the book according to his wishes. Fellow fantasy author and long-time Wheel of Time fan Brandon Sanderson was brought in to complete the final book, but during the writing process it was decided that the book would be far too large to be published in one volume and would instead be published as three volumes.
According to Variety, Sony will produce along with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures. Rafe Judkins (Agents of SHIELD, Hemlock Grove, Chuck) is attached to write and executive produce. Red Eagle partners Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon will executive produce along with Radar’s Ted Field and Mike Weber. Darren Lemke will also executive produce, with Jordan’s widow Harriet McDougal serving as consulting producer.
A pilot episode called “Winter Dragon” aired on FXX back in February 2015 starring Max Ryan and Billy Zane. It aired at 1:30 a.m. with no prior publicity. After the episode aired, McDougal released a statement saying she had no knowledge of it being produced.
Source: Variety, Wiki
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