'The Wheel of Time': 5 things to know about Amazon Prime's fantasy series
Adapting a fantasy novel is never easy and it takes a lot of effort to create a world that captures the wildest imagination of viewers. Since last so many years, there have been only a number of projects that have managed to achieve a lot of success at the box office and also garnered acclaim from critics as well.
In recent years, projects like ‘The Old Guard’, ‘The Nevers’ and ‘Shadow and Bone’ received a lot of interest from the viewers and makers tend to cater to certain demography by creating such projects. Another venture that’s going to join the never-ending list is Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming show ‘The Wheel of Time’.
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Based on the novel of the same name by Robert Jordan, ‘The Wheel of Time’ revolves around a woman called Morraine (Rosamund Pike), a member of the powerful all-female organization called the Aes Sedai. The woman embarks on a journey with five young men and a woman into an epic world where magic exists. The series seems to have an intriguing premise and makers will be hoping for a successful magical ride.
Here’s everything we know about the upcoming show.
When does ‘The Wheel of Time’ release and where you can watch it
The upcoming fantasy show will be premiering exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on November 19. A 30-day trial of Amazon Prime is available for new users. People can also watch Prime Video on other platforms such as Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, and Virgin Media TiVO.
What is ‘The Wheel of Time’ all about
The official synopsis reads, “Set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists and only certain women are allowed to access it, the story follows Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), a member of the incredibly powerful all-female organization called the Aes Sedai, as she arrives in the small town of Two Rivers. There, she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who will either save or destroy humanity.”
Who stars in Amazon’s fantasy series
The series is being led by one of the finest actors of this generation, Rosamund Pike. Pike will be playing the role of Moiraine Damodred while Daniel Henney will portray the character of Lan Mondragoran. On the other hand, the ‘Money Heist’ star Alvaro Morte will be seen playing the role of Logain Ablar.
The talented British actress is one of the finest stars in the world right now and has given several award-worthy performances. The star made her acting debut in 1998 with the TV series ‘A Rather English Christmas’. On the other hand, she made her feature film debut with the James Bond movie ‘Die Another Day’ alongside Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry. However, she received worldwide recognition with ‘Gone Girl’ and also received a Best Actress nomination at the Academy Awards.
‘Beirut, ‘The Informer’, ‘I Care A Lot’ and ‘State of the Union’ are some of the high-end ventures she has worked on.
The rest of the cast includes Marcus Rutherford as Perrin Aybara, Josha Stradowski as Rand al’Thor, Madeleine Madden as Egwene a’Vere, and Zoe Robins as Nynaeve al’Meara.
The show has been developed for Amazon Prime Video by Rafe Judkins. Apart from Judkins, notable personalities such as Larry Mondragoran, Rick Selvage, Mike Weber, Ted Field, Darren Lemke, Marigo Kehoe, and Uta Briesewitz serve as executive producers.
The trailer is filled with magic and action stuff, which makes us realize that it will be a fascinating journey. We also see Moiraine (Rosamund Pike) taking the famous ‘Three Oaths’. This oath must be taken by all Aes Sedai sisters to become full members of the order. Late in the trailer, we see a supercut of action scenes, including a battle taking place on a snowy mountainside. You can watch the trailer here.