The Robert Jordan epic, the Wheel of Time is getting the television treatment and it begins filming sometime in the Fall of 2019. Amazon Studios bought the rights to the series and it will be available on Amazon Prime Video sometime in 2020.
Here is how Amazon is billing it “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.”
Many people are are apprehensive whether Amazon can pull off a good series. The Sword of Truth aka, Wizard’s First Rule, was arguably a travesty of justice.
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