This year’s Comic-Con@Home gave us a lot of new things to get excited over, including a first look at the Amazon Prime Video adaptation of Robert Jordan’s best-selling fantasy novels, The Wheel of Time with the release of its teaser poster (above), which shows an iconic moment in the novels.
During the show’s Comic-Con@Home panel, showrunner Rafe Judkins (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hemlock Grove) discussed his love for the books (all 14 of them!), how closely the TV series will mirror the book series, its characters and its global cast, especially how Rosamund Pike understood the series’ iconic main character of Moiraine.
Check out the Amazon panel in full below…
The Wheel of Time is set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists and only certain women are allowed to access it, the story follows Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), a member of the incredibly powerful all-female organisation called the Aes Sedai, as she arrives in the small town of Two Rivers. There, she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who will either save or destroy humanity.
The Wheel of Time was adapted for television by executive producer/showrunner Rafe Judkins. Larry Mondragon and Rick Selvage of Red Eagle Entertainment, Mike Weber (Jumanji: The Next Level), Ted Field of Radar Pictures (Jumanji: The Next Level), Darren Lemke (Shazam!, Goosebumps), Marigo Kehoe and Uta Briesewitz will also serve as executive producers, with Briesewitz set to direct the first two episodes. Rosamund Pike will serve as Producer and Harriet McDougal and Brandon Sanderson as consulting producers.
The Wheel of Time will be released on Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide in November 2021.