Amazon Prime's fantasy series adaptation of late author Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series of novels is just one of dozens of productions that saw their work friend to a halt due to growing health concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. One moment, Jennifer Cheon Garcia is posting about how table reads are going; the next, everyone's heading back home to self-isolate and wait for things to get better (and healthier). Thankfully, the fine folks at the streaming service series have found a way to help eager fans deal with self-isolating as well as they wait for the series, while also educating newcomers to Jordan's universe. Starting Wednesday, May 6, at 10 am PT, the first meeting of The Wheel of Time on Amazon Prime Book Club will take place. No need to enroll, all you need to do is read the Prologue and first two chapters to be ready for the online discussion. Here's a quick look at the 1990 Tor Books novel, followed by the announcement tweet:
Amazon Prime's The Wheel of Time stars Rosamund Pike as Moiraine, Josha Stradowski as Rand al'Thor, Marcus Rutherford as Perrin Aybara, Zoë Robins as Nynaeve al'Meara, Barney Harris as Mat Cauthon, Madeleine Madden as Egwene al'Vere, Daniel Henney as al'Lan Mandragoran, Michael McElhatton as Tam al'Thor, Álvaro Morte as Logain Ablar, Hammed Animashaun as Loial, Alexandre Willaume as Thom Merrilin, Johann Myers as Padan Fain, Jennifer Cheon Garcia as Leane Sharif, Priyanka Bose as Alanna Mosvani, Emmanuel Imani as Ihvon, and Taylor Napier as Maksim.
While not locked in stone, here's what we know of the episode titles so far: Episode 1: "Leavetaking", Episode 2: "Shadow's Waiting", Episode 3: "A Place of Safety", Episode 4: "The Dragon Reborn", Episode 5: "Blood Calls Blood", and Episode 6: "The Flame of Tar Valon". Uta Briesewitz (Westworld) is set to direct the first two episodes. Isis Mussenden is attached to the project at costume designer, with Karen E. Goulekas serving as the visual effects supervisor. Amazon Prime's The Wheel of Time is executive produced by Rafe Judkins (Chuck, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), alongside Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon of Red Eagle Entertainment, Ted Field and Mike Weber of Radar Pictures and Darren Lemke. Harriet McDougal serves as a consulting producer. Produced by Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios, The Wheel of Time will launch in over 200 countries and territories.