Amazon is adapting the best-selling fantasy novel, The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. With Rafe Judkins as the showrunner, the show is in production for over a year now. Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios produce this upcoming American epic fantasy web television.
Who is in the cast of The Wheel of Time?
Amazon’s The Wheel of Time has a stellar cast. The novel series weaves up a sprawling story with thousands of characters. There are 2,782 characters in The Wheel of Time. The casting for the main characters for the adaptation is revealed.
As per the reports, Rosamund Pike is playing the sorceress Moiraine Damodred. Josha Stradowski plays Rand Al’ Thor. Marcus Rutherford plays Perrin Aybara. Zoë Robins plays Nynaeve. Barney Harris plays Mat Cauthon. And, Madeleine Madden plays Egwene Al’Vere.
Besides them, the other cast members are Daniel Henney as al’Lan Mandragoran. Michael McElhatton as Tam Al’ Thor. Álvaro Morte as Logain Ablar. Hammed Animashaun as Loial. Alexandre Willaume as Thom Merrilin. And Johann Myers as Padan Fain.
Maria Doyle Kennedy will play Illa. Narinder Samra will play Raen. And, Daryl McCormack will play Aram.
What is the plot of The Wheel of Time?
The events of the first season are set during the “Third Age.” This is roughly three millennia past “The Breaking of the World,” an event that brings the “The Age of Legends”, a technologically advanced era to an end. While the events in the show occur in the future, the cyclical nature of time gives the setting an ancient look.
Season one of The Wheel of the Time adapts the first book in the series by Robert Jordan, i.e., The Eye of the World. The magic organization, Aes Sedai, is handled by female members. Moiraine Damodred is their head, and she is on a quest to find the Dragon Reborn. Dragon Reborn is of immense importance to the organization as its actions will either save or doom humanity.
Moiraine arrives at a small town, Two Rivers. She meets a group of young men. Now she has to ascertain which of these three men is the Dragon Reborn- Rand al’ Thor, Matrim Cauthon, or Perrin Aybara.
This group moves to the Aes Sedai city of Tar Valon to discover the identity of the true Dragon Reborn. Meanwhile, they also have to avoid the Dark One forces, looking for the Dragon figure.
Is the trailer available?
Amazon’s The Wheel of Time released a teaser trailer that reveals the first look of Two Rivers’ location.
When will The Wheel of Time release?
While the production of the series started in September 2019, as of now, the premiere date is not out. The pandemic has delayed the show’s production, but showrunner Rafe Judkins has reassuring news for the fans. During a virtual convention, JordanCONline, Judkins said:
“The nice thing about [the quarantine hold on production] is that we will now have all eight scripts going into prep for Season two, which will let us do such a better job with it, and it lets me focus more on the scripts and the editing that we’re doing right now because we’re not shooting.”
The future of The Wheel of Time looks quite promising. With complex characters, a compelling plot, and witty and powerful women at the core of this show, the adaptation of the fantasy novel, The Wheel of Time, is set to premiere on Prime Video. Stay safe, stay connected.