I’m mildly concerned about the larger roles for the female characters. The series gave them some pretty big roles but the first book but was relatively light on female POV. I can see why they may want to establish those characters earlier- maybe follow Elayne fir a bit so she is actually in the first book. I’m mostly scared they will screw it up. But if they don’t screw it up having (more of) the POV follow the females for the first book could be a pretty awesome way to make the series different from the book without changing it too much.