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How The Wheel of Time Will Be Adapted
We know season one has eight episodes, and showrunner Rafe Judkins has said it will pull from books one, two, and three. It’s likely the events of season one will largely follow
Season one’s directors include Uta Briesewitz, Wayne Yip, Salli Richardson Whitfield, and Ciaran Donnelly. Rafe Judkins is serving as showrunner We know titles for the first six episodes:
- “Shadow’s Waiting”
- “A Place of Safety”
- “The Dragon Reborn”
- “Blood Calls Blood”
- “The Flame of Tar Valon”
We’ve seen a glimpse of the set in a too-short video. This is a look at The Winespring Inn in Emond’s Field. The village is home to Rand, Perrin, Mat, and Egwene before their worlds turn upside down. It’s fleeting, but just seeing this location made me wipe tears from my eyes.
The weaponry in
And continuing on weaponry, we have another look at a key blade: the ruby-hilted dagger. We hear the voice of Matrim “Mat” Cauthon say, “All right, let’s make a deal.” In the books, Mat finds this weapon in Shadar Logoth, a pretty freaking evil place. We get a tiny peek at it in the video as well.
Where the Shadow waits. pic.twitter.com/Y1WS0HFwqr— The Wheel Of Time (@TheWheelOfTime) February 17, 2021
And the first trailer, wow.
A behind-the-scenes video recently shared on Twitter shows more glimpses into the world, including a first look at the Children of the Light, a.k.a. Whitecloaks, and Thom Merrilin. The gleeman isn’t wearing a cloak made of colorful patches and he’s playing a guitar. But it’s definitely him.
Amazon announced the first actor in June 2019: Rosamund Pike as the indomitable Aes Sedai Moiraine Damodred. She’s at the heart of this story. The first character Amazon Prime Video revealed a look at is Moiraine. Amazon shared the news of other key cast members in succession:
- Madeleine Madden as Egwene al’Vere
- Marcus Rutherford as Perrin Aybara
- Barney Harris as Mat Cauthon
- Zoë Robins as Nynaeve al’Meara
- Josha Stradowski as Rand al’Thor
Additionally, we have all these amazing folks:
Daniel Henney as al’Lan Mandragoran, Michael McElhatton as Tam Al’Thor, Álvaro Morte as Logain Ablar, Hammed Animashun as Loial, Alexandre Willaume as Thom Merrilin, Johann Myers as Padan Fain, Lolita Chakrabarti as Marin Al’Vere, Michael Tuahine as Bran Al’Vere, David Sterne as Cenn Buie, Christopher Sciueref as Abell Cauthon, Juliet Howland as Natti Cauthon, Mandi Symonds as Daise Conger, Abdul Salis as Eamon, Stuart Graham as Geofram, Pasha Bocarie as Master Grinwell, Jennifer Preston as Mistress Grinwell, Izuka Hoyle as Dana, Darren Clarke as Basel Gill, Maria Doyle Kennedy as Illa, Narinder Samra as Raen, Daryl McCormack as Aram, Sophie Okonedo as Amyrlin Seat Siuan Sanche, and Kae Alexander as Min Farshaw.
Season one of
They wrapped production of the first season in May 2021. Plus, Amazon Prime Video went ahead and renewed the series for season two.