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By Katy Sedai, in TV Show,

Katy is a news contributor for Dragonmount. You can follow her as she shares her thoughts on The Wheel of Time TV Show on Instagram and Twitter @KatySedai   The first album for The Wheel of Time Soundtrack will be released on Friday, November 12th. The composer is Lorne Balfe, with production by 14th street music. The album is the first of four total albums with music from the series. The Wheel of Time: The First Turn (Amazon Original Series Soundtrack) will include music that sets the stage for the score heard in the TV series. The 14 songs are described as the principal or key themes based on characters and settings that are the building blocks used to create the music in the series. Composer Lorne Balfe says:      Along with the soundtrack announcement, two singles were released from the album including “Mashiara (Lost Love)”  and “Caisen'shar (Old Blood).” Along with “Al'Naito (The Flame)” all the songs have lyrics sung in the Old Tongue.   If you want to hear more about the music and the creative process, head over to YouTube and watch Lorne Balfe’s interview with the Matt Hatch of The Dusty Wheel YouTube show.   During the interview, Balfe explains that he wrote 18 themes for the TV series, all based on the characters and locations. The sounds we’ve heard so far can be tied to Aes Sedai (Al’Naito), Lan & Nynaeve (Mashiara), and the people of the Two Rivers (Caisen'shar). Balfe describes the lyrics of the songs as a narrative making the music for The Wheel of Time like an opera. The singers on the soundtrack are from around the world, and the music itself leans towards a global sound rather than a traditional fantasy sound.     During The Dusty Wheel interview fans were also treated to a special listen of a new song inspired by the Whitecloaks theme, which was the basis for the music in the full trailer.   Lorne Balfe has also released the Old Tongue lyrics for two of the songs:       The First Turn album will be released on Friday, November 12th, with a spatial audio version later in November, and vinyl editions expected in early 2022.  The Wheel of Time TV series will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on November 19th.   To see every promotional video, image, and early preview that Amazon has released so far, check out out our Season 1 Media page.  And be sure to check our TV section of the website.    What do you think of this new music? Let us know in the comments and be sure to join the discussion on our forums. 

By Katy Sedai, in TV Show,

The Wheel of Time revealed today, via their official social media accounts the following video:   This video has been part of a near daily marketing effort to promote the show. This video is part of The Wheel of Time explains series, which has been providing fans with background information on concepts like Aes Sedai, The Two Rivers, and now Warders. Actor Daniel Henney discusses how warders are bodyguards, friends, and confidants of their Aes Sedai. Both Daniel Henney and Rosamund Pike have mentioned the unique relationship between Lan and Moiraine in past interviews, and I can’t wait to see how this special bond will be treated in the show!   To see every promotional video, image, and early preview that Amazon has released so far, check out out our Season 1 Media page.  And be sure to check our TV section of the website.    What do you think of this new teaser? Let us know in the comments and be sure to join the discussion on our forums. 

By Katy Sedai, in TV Show,

The Wheel of Time revealed, via their official social media accounts new posters featuring the main cast.     These new posters are part of a near daily marketing effort to promote the show. The posters show us a close up of each of our main characters along with thread like weaves around each of them. Showrunner Rafe Judkins shared the posters to instagram stories with the comment “The Pattern of an Age is being woven”. The threads on the poster look very similar to the threads on the Moiraine waygate poster, and quite different than the weaves we’ve seen when characters channel the One Power. It’s very likely these are the threads of the pattern in the poster rather than weaves of the One Power.                   The posters feature Moiraine, Lan, Nynaeve, Egwene, Perrin, Rand, Mat, and Logain.   To see every promotional video, image, and early preview that Amazon has released so far, check out out our Season 1 Media page. And be sure to check our TV section of the website.    What do you think of this new teaser? Let us know in the comments and be sure to join the discussion on our forums. 

By Dragonmount.com, in TV Show,

Amazon Prime Video has set the date for the world premiere of their upcoming Wheel of Time TV show for Monday, November 15, 2021 in London. As normal for these type of events, the cast and crew are expected to attend and make themselves available on the red carpet before the screening of the first episode.   In addition, we’re delighted to announce that Dragonmount founder Jason Denzel, along with producer Kathy Campbell and TV blogger Adam Whitehead, will be in attendance for the event. Jason and Kathy will be on the red carpet, streaming live video, sharing photos, and engaging with fans on social media. Be sure to follow our social media so you don’t miss anything. Here’s our video announcement:     The time and location of the event itself are not publicly available yet.    Also announced today were free fan screenings of the first 2 episodes in select cities.   The Wheel of Time premieres on Amazon Prime Video on November 19, 2021. For more information about the TV show, visit our dedicated section on the website which includes a cast list and all officially-released media for the show so far.

By Dragonmount.com, in TV Show,

Amazon Prime Video announced today that they will host FREE fan screenings of the first 2 episodes (Leavetaking and Shadow's Waiting) of the upcoming Wheel of Time TV show in the following U.S. cities on Monday, November 15:   Atlanta Austin Chicago Dallas Denver Los Angeles * Hosted by Dragonmount Miami New York San Francisco Seattle Washinton D.C.   Other non- U.S. cities will be announced soon. Keep an eye on your regional Amazon Prime social media accounts.    Visit here to register for the events!   We're also delighted to announce that the Los Angeles event will be hosted by Dragonmount. Join Kitty, Katy, and Thom as they appear on stage to welcome you to the event and introduce the first TWO episodes. (Leavetaking and Shadow's Waiting)     Visit here to register for the events.   Times and locations will vary depending on the city. Event attendees will be requires to comply with local COVID protocols.   Who's planning to attend? Who will be at our Los Angeles event?      

By Katy Sedai, in TV Show,

Earlier this week, The Wheel of Time account helped announce FantologyPV, from Amazon Prime Video. According to their twitter bio:             FantologyPV fullfilled their promise of exclusive content when they revealed today, via their official social media accounts the following video:     This video has been part of a near daily marketing effort to promote the show. It was also posted to instagram and YouTube by Amazon Prime Video Australia New Zealand, which said in the description of the video that this clip is a sneak peek of the first minute of the series. The one minute long clip opens with Moiraine getting dressed as she describes the breaking of the world and how the dragon has been reborn. She specifically says that they aren’t sure the Dragon Reborn is a girl or a boy. It will be interesting to see how the show resolves this slight change from the book series, where Moiraine always knew she was looking for a boy. We see Moiraine glance over a map of the Westlands, before donning her cloak over an awesome pair of suspenders and an even more epic pair of knives at her hip. She walks out and Lan meets her with their horses.    To see every promotional video, image, and early preview that Amazon has released so far, check out out our Season 1 Media page.  And be sure to check our TV section of the website.    What do you think of this new teaser? Let us know in the comments and be sure to join the discussion on our forums.   

By Katy Sedai, in TV Show,

The Wheel of Time revealed today, via their official social media accounts the following video:     This video has been part of a near daily marketing effort to promote the show. This teaser looks similar to the Aes Sedai explained video providing background on the world of the Wheel of Time. This time we focus on the town called The Two Rivers. It appears the show is simplifying the name of Emonds Field to The Two Rivers. The show has also located the town up in the mountains compared to the books where the towns of the region were beyond of the foothills of the Mountains of Mist.   To see every promotional video, image, and early preview that Amazon has released so far, check out out our Season 1 Media page.  And be sure to check our TV section of the website.    What do you think of this new teaser? Let us know in the comments and be sure to join the discussion on our forums.  

By MahaRaj, in TV Show,

Rajiv Moté is Dragonmount’s book blogger with a lens on the craft of fiction writing. When he’s not directing software engineers, he writes fiction of his own, which can be found catalogued at his website.   The Wheel of Time turns, and the tapestry it spins across the Ages is not made of identical weaves, but echoing patterns. So it is with adaptations, and Robert Jordan gave us the framework to embrace the differences between the books and Amazon Prime Video’s series. The show is a new turning of the Wheel, a new angle on a 30-year-old saga. Adaptation is interpretation. This is an opportunity for fans to experience The Wheel of Time in a fresh way.   One of the most striking and interesting angles is that this season’s preview trailers [1, 2] center the story on Moiraine Damodred. If you read the books beginning with the prequel, New Spring, it’s easy to see how to frame The Wheel of Time as Moiraine’s story (up to a certain point, of course). She has knowledge that must be held close, and the world’s fate depends on what she does with it. Right away, this does a couple of interesting things.     First, it cements the stakes. Moiraine knows the history of the Dark One’s war on humanity and the prophecies of how he can be beaten. We won’t waste time figuring out whether we can trust Moiraine. The world is in danger, and the prophecies must be fulfilled or all is lost. This is essentially the plot of New Spring, and it figures heavily into the second trailer.   Second, centering Moiraine makes the book’s non-mystery of who will stand against and defeat the Dark One into something more complicated--and more in line with the books’ ending. (SPOILERS for the end of The Eye of the World, and for the end of A Memory of Light!) Rand al’Thor is the Dragon Reborn, the reincarnation of Lews Therin Telamon fated to face the Dark One at Shayol Ghul. But The Wheel of Time is not your typical Chosen One story. Min, who sees the Pattern, knew from the first book that winning the Last Battle required the ensemble cast.   Min’s prophecy is realized during the Last Battle as Rand, facing the Dark One, finally understands that the world’s fate wasn’t only on his shoulders--this conflict involved everyone who struggled, fought, and gave their lives for the Light.     In the books, Moiraine sought a boy of a certain age who could fit the parameters of the Prophecies of the Dragon. Rand, Mat, and Perrin were all candidates, though Rand’s point-of-view in Chapter 1 gave away the mystery. The show’s second preview suggests that Egwene and Nynaeve are under Moiraine’s consideration too. And why not? Min had the right of it: the darkness is held at bay only when they are united. Even in the books, there is no one savior. They all have a major role to play.   Gender essentialism is core to the books, no doubt. Souls are female or male. They channel saidar or saidin--even if they happen to occupy the body of a different sex. In the Wheel’s natural cycle of reincarnation, they are reborn within their soul’s gender. But in this turning of the Wheel, the Dragon Reborn seems to be an equal opportunity role. It’s a change that will have ripple effects. But it’s a reinterpretation of the story that is worth trying. If the show has revised the prophecies to indicate that the world’s savior isn’t necessarily male, it has made the prophecies more accurate. Rand may have confronted the Dark One in Shayol Ghul, but he did so while Egwene, Nynaeve, Elayne, Mat, Perrin, and Logain united and mobilized the rest of the continent as a force for the Light in the Last Battle.   Logain is prominent in the show trailers. It looks like we’ll see the Aes Sedai hunting and capturing the false Dragon, and he doesn’t go down easily. It’s hard to tell if the funeral scenes we see are in the aftermath of this campaign, or a consequence of the Whitecloak witch-burning, but it clear that the show is going to show us the dangers of men channeling instead of us relying on the hearsay of Aes Sedai. From what little we’ve seen, it’s a smart choice. Álvaro Morte is a presence on screen, menacing even behind bars. Expanding his role in the early parts of the story will hammer home why false Dragons are hated and feared, and why many might consider the real Dragon not much of an improvement. I wouldn’t be surprised if, by the time Rafe Judkins adapts Lord of Chaos, the character of Mazrim Taim gets conflated into Morte’s Logain. “Asha’man, KILL!”     The visual treatment of saidin, the male half of the One Power, deviates from the book, but is more illustrative. Technically, the Dark One’s Taint (sorry, now it’s “Corruption” to spare us the jokes) lies between the channeler and saidin. The channeler reaches through the Corruption, which floods him along with the Power, but the flows themselves are not attainted. That’s great for internal narration, but when all the audience sees is the channeling, that sinister, black smoke snaking around the flows of Power is a great way to represent corrupted saidin. It also seems visually more in line with how that problem is eventually solved, in Winter’s Heart.     There are many other changes we can glean from the trailers. The Emond’s Field Women’s Circle seems to have rituals of initiation. The Aiel will battle Tam’s Illianer Companions in the Blood Snow. Moiraine will take part in Logain’s capture. The Children of the Light will pose an actual, lethal threat to Aes Sedai. Thom will play the guitar. There will be more brown eyes than blue than the books describe. But never once do the images not scream The Wheel of Time. Emond’s Field, Tar Valon, Shadar Logoth, and Fal Dara evoke their printed page counterparts in wide and focused shots.    There’s no doubt the Third Age has come round again. And we'll get to re-experience it for the first time.

By Jason Denzel, in TV Show,

Amazon Prime revealed today, via their official social media accounts, seven new posters featuring the main characters from the upcoming Wheel of Time TV show.    The seven characters featured are Moiraine, Lan, Rand, Egwene, Nynaeve, Perrin, and Mat.                  Tell us what you think of the posters in the comments below. Which one is your favorite?    The Wheel of Time premieres on November 19, 2021. Learn more about the show on our TV section of the website, and check out all of the officially-released media from the show.    ### UPDATED ####   We made a fascinating discovery: those images contained hidden layers with weaves of the One Power woven across each character. When linked together, they form a single braid.                        Well played, Amazon Marketing team, well played.  Share what you think in the comments or on our forums!   

By Jason Denzel, in TV Show,

Amazon Prime released the latest trailer for its upcoming Wheel of Time TV show. The trailer came in a 360-degree immersive format, allowing viewers to move their phones around and "look" around in a mysterious chamber filled with clues and ominous imagery.    Here's the trailer:     After you watch the trailer, check out the full video breakdown from showrunner Rafe Judkins:     For more information, including the full cast and all official images and videos, head over to our Wheel of Time TV show section of the website. Also, be sure to join us on our forums, and let us know what you think in the comments below. 

By Katy Sedai, in TV Show,

The Wheel of Time social media accounts tweeted that we will see the full trailer tomorrow morning for The Wheel of Time. Make sure you are online at 9:00am PT so you don't miss the fun! They also released some fun new hashflags, which are emojis attached to specific twitter hashtags.   Along with the trailer announcement, they also posted some fun conversations between the characters. Head over to Twitter to see them all! There’s lots of fun puns and foreshadowing if you know what you are looking for.   The last announcement for the day also arrived on Twitter that The Dusty Wheel YouTube channel will host a live trailer watch party in partnership with The Wheel of Time. We expect to see some special guests, so it’s a don’t miss event! The Dusty Wheel will start streaming at 8:30am PT.  

By Katy Sedai, in TV Show,

Amazon Prime Video and The Wheel of Time social media accounts released a new one minute long teaser trailer featuring Rosamund Pike as Moiraine detailing her quest to find the Dragon Reborn.   There are a number of new shots from the TV show that we haven’t seen before, and it’s strongly hinted that she won’t just be looking at the three boys from The Two Rivers, but that Egwene too might be one of the candidates for the Dragon Reborn.       To see every promotional video, image, and early preview that Amazon has released so far, check out out our Season 1 Media page.  And be sure to check our TV section of the website.    What do you think of this new video? Let us know in the comments and be sure to join the discussion on our forums.   

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