After all this time, The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan is finally getting a TV series. It’s been in the works for ages, but legal issues have gotten in the way of letting it break through until now. According to Variety, Sony officially has a hold of it now and has Rafe Judkins as executive producer and writer, he is currently known for his work on Agents of SHIELD and Hemlock Grove.
In addition to Judkins, Rick Selvage, Larry Mondragon, Mike Weber, and Darren Lemke will be part of the executive producing team as well. For any fans of the book series out there worrying about the failures of book to movie adaptations, the author’s wife Harriet McDougal will be a consulting producer.
Variety also mentions that McDougal is certainly excited about the situation, as she stated in April of last year. She had said “The Wheel of Time will become a cutting edge TV series” and that she “couldn’t be more pleased.”
For those that never quite got into the epics by Jordan, The Wheel of Time is probably one of the most famous high fantasy series next to Lord of the Rings. The series is 14 novels long and just as long-winded as Tolkien, in my humble opinion. The characters therein are on the quest to find the Dragon Reborn, and convince them to help fight against the evil forces of The Dark One. With a great deal more complexities in-between, of course.
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