Hello Wottareaders! Not long time ago I wrote about The Lord of the rings tv series produced by Amazon, another fantasy series is being produced by Amazon Studios: The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. In this post, I will collect and update regularly all the info regarding The Wheel of Time tv series.
What will The Wheel of Time tv series be about
This tv series is based on Robert’s Jordan work of the same name, the author sadly passed away due to a heart disease leaving the series incomplete. However, Brandon Sanderson (notorious writer and fan of TWOT series) concluded this saga in 2013 using the notes Robert Jordan prepared so another writer could complete his work.
The first season will be based on the first book of the series, The Eye of the World, this is a 13 volume saga (14 with the prequel volume, New Spring) so there is a lot of material to adapt in the tv series.
The Wheel of Time filming location
The Wheel of Time production will start in September 2019 and it will be set on Prague as you can check on Productionweekly. The Czech Republic, located in Central Europe bordering Germany and Austria, has great filming locations that would fit perfectly with the medieval tone this book series has. Some examples of fitting locations would be the gothic style of the Karlstein castle (or Karlštejn Castle) located at the southwest of Prague or the gothic cathedral in Pilsen.
Since this series is still on production no official trailers have been released yet. You will only fake or fan-made trailers on youtube and other video websites.
However, Rafe Judkins provided the names of some of the episodes. You can check a list of the episodes here.
The casting of this series still remains as a secret. However, Rafe Judkins (check his IMDB here) is confirmed to be the head writer along as an executive producer and showrunner. You might already know his name if you are a fan of Agents of Shield since he is the supervising producer of that series. Rafe Judkins is an active Twitter user, in which he shares a lot of info about TWOT series such as snippets of the script or the names of some of the first season chapters.
He also shared this image, in which he sits with Brandon Sanderson so he could get his vision of The Wheel of Time. It’s always great to know that the writers are involved in the movie adaptations, even though sometimes even with them being involved the adaptations are not as similar to the original work as they should (just take a look at Ready Player One to prove this). Or also, remember what happened to Percy Jackson movies, even though the author warned the producers several times…
Wheel of time tv series release date
Since the tv series will not start filming until September 2019 The Wheel of time tv series is expected to come out in late 2020. The debut date is not yet confirmed.
Stay tuned for more news about this upcoming tv series!
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