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Wheel of Time TV series gets a Showrunner


Mashiara Sedai

Variety and IGN announced today that the long-awaited TV show adaptation of The Eye of The World has finally landed at a production studio with a named writer and executive producer.

Rafe Judkins, perhaps best known for his work on Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, will be the lead writer and executive producer. The other executive producers named in the articles are Ted Field, Mike Weber, Darren Lemke, Rick Selvage, Larry Mondragon, and Harriet McDougal. Sony Pictures will serve as the production studio along with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures.

These announcements come a day before the annual JordanCon convention, where fans are gathering in Atlanta. The timing seems fitting, since we learned about the intentions of a Wheel of Time based television series at last year's convention, during a panel in which Harriet teased an announcement coming "very soon."

IGN also have a quick recap of the Wheel of Time's plot, which is worth a watch as well.

It's important to note that although this is a positive step forward for the show, no timeframe or distribution network has been announced. Details are sparse, but it seems as though the show is still in the very early stages of development.

We will post more as we learn it. We have very high hopes that this will be the amazing product we've all been waiting for.
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It is good to hear this news and looking forward to when the TV series does premier. Even though its a long ways off in terms of timing, I think it will be done right.

 

There are a number of other ways for Harriet and tor to expand this series. As far as I know the new editions of TWOT series-TEOTW e.g. with Rand hanging on to the mast-those books with the new dust jackets are only in trade paperback. I may be wrong but I have not seen those covers in mass market or hardcover. Maybe if they republished these books kind of like what bantam did for ASOIAF, I bet that would make a lot of money for the series. Or like I have said before, if they put out books 4-14 in trade paperback with the artwork done by DKS, that would be good.

 

I know what Harriet has said, although I would still love to see new stories set in TWOT universe. 

 

All in all it is great to hear this news and hoping everyone has a warm summer and a happy fourth of July.

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No, no, and no....why can't people (the fans in particular) ever let sleeping dogs lie?  We received the completed series trilogy, but still that wasn't good enough.  "Oh, but we want more one-off novels" or "Oh, we want another tangent trilogy"  Why???  Not my main pet peeve, though...

 

Too many of you are always wanted some sort of TV adaption, but why???  The idea always was doomed to fail.  I shudder to think what could happen with any on screen version of such a detailed, epic fantasy work.  All I have to do is look upon the HBO insanity that became GOT to know the horrors that could befall any attempt at bringing WOT to the screen.  Sure the effects, great....but what happened to the story?  *cringe*

 

....and just think....GOT has ALL the funding they could ever want because it's been a huge success since its beginning.  This project as been struggling for how long?  Yeah, even if this every does see the Light, pun intended....no thanks.

 

Will stick to my re-reads.

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GRRM series is entertaining though unrealistic. I can identify more with TWOT than ASOIAF.

 

I am definitely looking forward to TWOT TV series.

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The Light be praised,this is fantastic news... even if they slaughter the story more people will be introduced to the best epic fantasy EVER. I will watch it all the way through despite my dislike of book-to-screen adaptations.

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It’ll be interesting to see how they pull this off. This series has a lot of unique cultures and norms that if done incorrectly could have people standing around for the entire episode explaining everything, or they dumb it down so much that they eliminate everything that makes TWoT special.

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