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Will WoT keep the GoT structure and make a season per book?

From my point of view there is much more going on in one WoT book than in a GoT book. I'm not sure you can pack it all into one season. However 14 seasons seems like a huge commitment from Amazon prime. 

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There are already hints/clues that they won't be trying to keep it to a single book per season.  The chapter titles that have been given so far for season one suggest that at least part of The Great Hunt will be in season one.  To my knowledge, there hasn't been explicit confirmation of this from Rafe or Amazon.

As a diehard fan, I wanted it to be that way (1 book per TV season) through most of the series.  In my mind it would have been perfect to have the first 6 books as 10-12 episode seasons.  Following those, the TV series could condense books 7 and 8, together into a single TV season, then also books 9 and 10 into a single season.  After that middle portion, for books 11 through 14, the TV series would go back to a full season per book.  (The events from the prequel New Spring could be interspersed as flashbacks throughout the early and middle seasons.)

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My guess is 8 series.

They first began at a rate of 2 books per 1 series. Then, as long as it doesn't twist ill, they'll stretch out for one more series.

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1 hour ago, Captainwilhelm96 said:

But you would have to get around all the internal monologue how many books would that add

You can't portray internal monologue very well on screen. So that'll actually cut a lot out. 
What that leads to, is more dialogue and exposition to replace and expand.

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9 hours ago, SinisterDeath said:

You can't portray internal monologue very well on screen. So that'll actually cut a lot out. 
What that leads to, is more dialogue and exposition to replace and expand.

But you have to express internal struggle somehow. otherwise you will lose major part of the plot.

 

On 11/4/2019 at 1:10 AM, SinisterDeath said:

Removing all the braid tugging alone will knock 2 seasons out.

LOL!

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1 hour ago, omrivm said:

But you have to express internal struggle somehow. otherwise you will lose major part of the plot.

Put it this way.

They'll have a hard time showing Nynaeve's block, and her internal struggles, though it's possible.

Even harder will be Egwene's internal monologue.

Perrin's are relatively easy with wolf-dreams, easy enough to have him 'talk to himself' in his sleep.

Rands, is probably the easiest to accomplish with the insanity angle. They could do a number of things, be it someone whispering off-screen, go fight-club. All manner of things.

 

But generally, most of the internal dialogue we get in the books just doesn't work on screen.

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My guess is you get more characters talking to each other, like Thom is probably a good listening character, as is Loial, Egwene is probably fairly easy too and the same as Perrin, both being dreamers. Nyneave and Elayne are probably hardest as Nyneave isn't really a touchy-feely type person and Elayne because she's a princess basically. Although Elayne will get easier after they intro Aviendah, leaving Nyneave but they will have to find a way as her arc of change is one of the best.

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A few of the story arcs in the middle of the series don't need entire books.  The Bowl of Winds can really just be dropped completly, and they can a lot of the rest can be blended into other books instead of having their own seasons.

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The Bowl of the Winds seems there solely to justify the windfinders. I wonder if RJ had more of a plan for them but then realized even he didn't have enough space. Personally, the Coromour would've probably been more interesting than Valan Luca or Gawyn's post tDR existence.

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On 11/5/2019 at 2:47 PM, SinisterDeath said:

They could do a number of things, be it someone whispering off-screen, go fight-club. All manner of things.

 

But generally, most of the internal dialogue we get in the books just doesn't work on screen.

 

Well, lets hope they will find a clever way, since (at least for me) it is part of the charm of WoT.... a "fight-club" approach could work for rand. but nyneave? I don't think so. and off-screen it also tricky. it could come out as a child book reading or an old detectives movie from the 50s... :)

 

On 11/5/2019 at 10:57 PM, mistborn82 said:

My guess is you get more characters talking to each other, like Thom is probably a good listening character, as is Loial, Egwene is probably fairly easy too and the same as Perrin, both being dreamers. Nyneave and Elayne are probably hardest as Nyneave isn't really a touchy-feely type person and Elayne because she's a princess basically. Although Elayne will get easier after they intro Aviendah, leaving Nyneave but they will have to find a way as her arc of change is one of the best.

There is a huge difference between the way people talk and think. I will create a "lost in translation" if they will try to "translate" thoughts to discussions.

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