Today, Rafe Judkins—the showrunner for Amazon Prime Video’s Wheel of Time television show—and Ȧlvaro Morte—who plays Logain Ablar in the show—participated in a Q&A session on Instagram. Topics ranged from casting choices to bonus content, and everywhere in between. Here are a few questions and answers:
Question: Has season 1 performed as you expected? Any thoughts on viewers’ feedback?
Answer: When we started out, we knew the show had to appeal to a huge audience in order to justify its existence. So we always imagined that we’d likely lose absolute hardcore book fans who’ve read the series multiple times because the show would be too different from the books. And conversely, that we’d lose people who’ve never watched a fantasy show before because it’s too much like the books (which are very high fantasy). The target was always more people who read some or all of Wheel years ago or are fantasy/genre fans but not familiar with Wheel. Which is a huge breadth of people. The shocking thing to me has been how many really really Sarah Nakamura-level hardcore book fans have loved the show despite the departures and how many people who’ve never watched a fantasy show before in their lives are somehow finding their way to this one and loving it too! -Rafe
Question: Rafe – any plans to continue or even expand on the animated origin stories? They r AMAZING
Answer: We are actually talking with Amazon now about a way to make these even bigger and better in S2. Rammy Park, Mike Weber and the Amazon X-Ray team have been incredible in putting them together and I want MORE. -Rafe
Question: When will we see Logain again?
Answer: Sooner than you expect but later than you wish. -Rafe
Question: How many seasons ahead are you thinking when making decisions?
Answer: All of them. Have to be. There’s lots of stuff that we’ve set up in Season One that are changes from the books that we needed to make for later payoffs. -Rafe
Question: What drew you to playing Logain? Are you excited for his later character development?
Answer: Logain is an amazing character. He is full of possibilities in terms of acting. It’s a gift for an actor to get the chance to perform a character like Logain and follow his development. -Ȧlvaro
You can read the entire Q&A here. As a Logain fangirl, I'm very excited that he'll be back sooner than expected!
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