Wheel of Time has been pushed ahead by Amazon Studios which is Robert Jordan’s epic fantasy saga. The details about this TV show appeared in Production Weekly. The production starts in September 2019 and the filming location as Prague. Also, it includes the show’s synopsis:
“The fantasy epic is set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists, but only women can use it. The story follows Moiraine, a member of the shadowy and influential all-female organization called the Aes Sedai, as she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women. Moiraine believes that one of them might be the reincarnation of an incredibly powerful individual, whom prophecies say will either save humanity or destroy it. The series draws on numerous elements of European and Asian culture and philosophy, most notably the cyclical nature of time found in Buddhism and Hinduism.”
Amazon will bring one-hour fantasy drama that will come over 200 markets. Rafe Judkins is the man who is going to adapt this and its produced by Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios. The official update of this epic series hasn’t been revealed yet, but it might be released in 2021. This series has been underdeveloped for over a year. Wheel of Time is a 14-book fantasy that is set in a world where magic exists which can only be used by women. The first book in the series was The Eye of the World which was published in 1990. This epic series finished in 2013 with the final three installments — The Gathering Storm, Towers of Midnight, and A Memory of Light. This being completed by fan and fantasy author Brandon Sanderson after Jordan’s death in 2007.
Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke when the series was announced said “The Wheel of Time is endlessly fascinating and resonates hugely with fans as one of the best-selling global properties, and we were drawn to its timely narrative featuring powerful women at the core. “We’re thrilled to extend our relationship with devotees who’ve found the book series transformative and welcome new ones by bringing it to life on Prime Video for viewers worldwide.”
Sony Pictures Television Co-President Chris Parnell said “Developing and producing Robert Jordan’s beloved fourteen-books-series for TV is a big undertaking, and we don’t take it lightly,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, Head of Event Series, Amazon Originals. “We believe that Rafe’s connection to the material and soulful writing will resonate with the book’s passionate fans.” “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to produce The Wheel of Time with our friends at Amazon. “In Rafe Judkins, we’ve found a brilliant visionary that is a true fan of the books and ready to bring Robert Jordan’s world to life.”
“For so many people, including me, this book series has served as a world to escape to, to lose yourself in, to devour and inhabit completely,” Judkins said. “And I couldn’t be more honored to be the one finally bringing that world to life on screen, for old fans to lose themselves in all over again and new fans to discover for the very first time.”