Robert Jordan's Wheel Of Time To Get Adapted For TV

Robert Jordan's Wheel Of Time To Get Adapted For TV

While the project was first brought to the table by Sony, the latest development has procured its home.

Amazon has officially ordered a new series based on Robert Jordan's fantasy saga The Wheel of Time.

Of course, The Wheel of Time should be a large-scale endeavor, since the novels of Robert Jordan (nom de plume of James O. Rigney Jr.), three of which were completed by Brandon Sanderson after Jordan passed away in 2007, build an intricate mythology governed by the titular seven-spoke Wheel of Time powered by an incorporeal celestial source of power.

Not only did it spend hundreds of millions of dollars on the rights to make a "Lord of the Rings" TV show, the tech giant is also greenlighting a "Wheel of Time" series.

The Wheel of Time is a 14-book fantasy epic set in a world where magic exists but can only be harnassed by women.

Moiraine focuses on those five people "because she believes one of them might be the reincarnation of an incredibly powerful individual, who prophecies say will either save humanity or destroy it", Amazon said in a statement.

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Per Wikipedia, the "series draws on numerous elements of both European and Asian mythology, most notably the cyclical nature of time found in Buddhism and Hinduism, the metaphysical concepts of balance and duality, and a respect for nature found in Taoism". Additionally, its creation story has similarities to Christianity's "Creator" (Light) and Shai'tan, "The Dark One" (Shaytan is an Arabic word that in religious contexts is used as a name for the Devil).

Judkins' writing credits include the Zachary Levi hit Chuck as well as Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. According to Deadline, former Survivor: Guatemala contestant Rafe Judkins, who finished third that season, will serve as showrunner for the series. He's also the TV Editor for IGN. Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon of Red Eagle Entertainment, Ted Field and Mike Weber of Radar Pictures (Beirut, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) and Darren Lemke (Shrek Forever After) are Executive Producers.

"Developing and producing Robert Jordan's beloved fourteen-books-series for TV is a big undertaking, and we don't take it lightly". Additionally, the property's authorial legacy is in place with Jordan's widow Harriet McDougal onboard as a consulting producer. Now, Red Eagle is partnering with Amazon on this series.

No release date or casting news has been announced.

We'll keep you updated on Amazon's The Wheel of Time as things develop.

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to produce The Wheel of Time with our friends at Amazon", said Co-President of SPT Chris Parnell.

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