With production currently underway on Amazon Prime and Rafe Judkins' live-action adaptation of Robert Jordan's "The Wheel of Time" series, the show's showrunner & EP stopped by (virtually) Comic-Con@Home to offer some thoughts on the series, like how he originally mapped out an 8-episode plan before the pilot and some interesting talk about November being an important month for the series (Because that's when it's releasing) Oh, and did we mention that he also released the first official key art showcasing Rosamund Pike's Moiraine.
"I think fans of the book will recognize this as a very iconic moment in the eye of the world and I think what I like about it is that for people that don't know anything about the books, this is a moment where you see our lead Rosamund Pike's Moiraine looking back over her shoulder and saying like you don't know what's through here but come along for the ride," Judkins explained about the poster, "I think that's what's so fun about these books and why people love them is not necessarily that you need to know every specific of what's in them but you know that 90 million people have read and loved this thing and if you walk through that door you're coming into something really exciting and special. And what a great idea to use this as the poster for it- for both fans who are initiated with the show and brand new eyes and ears as well."
Here's a look back at the tweet from earlier this week confirming that filming on Season 2 was underway:
Now here's a look at Judkins's video kick-off message from JordanCon 2021:
Now here's a look back at the official announcement teaser released at the end of June confirming a 2021 release:
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 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.
Recent additions to the cast include 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 Siuan Sanche, Kae Alexander as Min, Clare Perkins as Kerene, Peter Franzen as Stepin, and Kate Fleetwood as Liandrin.
Uta Briesewitz (Westworld) is set to direct the first two episodes. Isis Mussenden is attached to the project as costume designer, with Karen E. Goulekas serving as the visual effects supervisor. Amazon Prime's The Wheel of Time is executive produced by showrunner 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.
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