Amazon Prime today unveiled the official trailer for the upcoming fantasy series The Wheel of Time, based on the best-selling novel series. If epic tales of swords and sorcery are your jam, you’re going to want to check this out. I recently joined a Dungeons & Dragons group online, and so I am all about that spellcasting life right now. Based on Robert Jordan’s lasting saga of heroic derring-do, the first three episodes of Season One will premiere Friday, November 19, with new episodes available each Friday following, leading up the season finale on December 24.
The Wheel of Time is one of the most popular and enduring fantasy series of all time, with more than 90 million books sold. 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 organization 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 iwot productions, Mike Weber, Ted Field of Radar Pictures, Darren Lemke, 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 is co-produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television.
Amazon’s The Wheel of Time will premiere globally on November 19. Personally, I can’t wait to dive into this series. I’ve seen Jordan’s Wheel of Time series in book stores for decades, but have never been brave enough to take the plunge. Now, I can just watch the series, and be surprised by all of its twists and turns. Let’s do this!