You don’t have to look too far to see that fans have been craving another large-scale fantasy epic of magical proportions since the conclusion of HBO’s adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s, A Game of Thrones. And this time, it’s Amazon that’s stepping up to the plate with their upcoming adaptation of Robert Jordan’s timeless epic fantasy, The Wheel of Time series.
The end of GOT was the end of an era. Eight seasons of dedicated and obsessed fans were throwing viewing parties and dressing as the characters, wandering the halls of their apartment building on dark nights humming the opening theme…. Okay, maybe that was me, but it couldn’t have just been me, right? Regardless, the question remains: What are these lovable weirdos going to do with this fantasy fandom energy now that GOT is over? It’s really quite simple. Begin a new series, of course! Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series is one of the most renowned fantasy epics of our time, and it is finally being given the on-screen attention it deserves.
“For so many people, including me, this book series has served as a world to escape to, to lose yourself in, to devor and inhabit completely,” The Wheel of Time’s writer Rafe Judkins said in a statement. “And I couldn’t be more honored to be the one finally bringing that world to life on screen, for old fans to lose themselves in all over again and new fans to discover for the very first time.”
Taking place in both our past and our future, The Wheel of Time series (published in 1990) delves into the mechanics of good and evil through the continuous battle between the Dragon and The Dark One. Amazon’s adaptation will detail the adventures found within the fourteen-book epic tale, in all of its intricate plot and interwoven character arcs and battles. While a release date has not been announced as of yet, production did start in September of 2019, and an audio trailer is now available:
— The Wheel of Time (@WOTonPrime) October 28, 2020
It’s time to fall head-over-heels OBSESSED again with an epic fantasy series!
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