The Wheel of Time TV show
The Wheel of Time TV show from Amazon Studios is an adaptation of Robert Jordan's 15-book epic fantasy masterpiece of the same name. The first book in the series was originally published in 1990 and has remained in print continuously since that time. Robert Jordan passed away in 2007 after completing 12 of the 15 books in the series. Fantasy author Brandon Sanderson completed the series based on Jordan's notes, and under the supervision of Harriet McDougal, Jordan's wife and editor.
What We Know So Far
The show is currently in pre-production.
Rosamund Pike has been cast in a lead role as Moiraine. She will also be credited as one of the show's producers.
It's being produced by Amazon Studios.
A release date has not been announced. (But expect it in 2020...see below)
Rafe Judkins is the showrunner. (Twitter account)
Sony Pictures, Radar Pictures, and Red Eagle Entertainment are all involved in the production of the show.
Casting is currenly underway, led by casting director Kelly Valentine Hendry.
Filming will begin in Prague, Czech Republic in September 2019.
Each episode will be 1-hour in length.
There will be at least 6 episodes in the first season. (Porbably more... see below)
Brandon Sanderson has read the scripts for the first two episodes and says they are very well done.
What We're Spectulating or Hearing...
The show will likely premiere sometime in 2020.
The entire first season will likely come out at the same time.
We anticipate that season 1 will contain 8-10 episodes total, but that's unconfirmed.
We expect season 1 will primarily focus on the events from book 1: The Eye of the World.