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Sony is adapting Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time fantasy series for television

04.20.2017

I have a confession to make. About 8 years or so ago, a friend of mine lent me her entire collection of Robert Jordan novels, and after so much time has passed ... I haven't read a single one of them. I'm a terrible person, I know. 

Sony Pictures Television announced today that, after so much planning, they're going to adapt Robert Jordan's WHEEL OF TIME series for television. The high-fantasy epic novel series was created and written by Jordan, which happens to be the pen name of James O. Rigney Jr. As of today, there are a total of 14 novels in the swords and sheilds saga, beginning with “The Eye of the World” and concluding with “A Memory of Light” - which an author by the name of Brandon Sanderson finished due to Jordan's unfortunate death in 2007. The Cliff's Notes version of the series is that the stories follow a quest to find the Dragon Reborn, whose aim it is to gather forces that will turn the tide of a war against The Dark One.

Sony will produce along with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures. Rafe Judkins (HEMLOCK GROVE, AGENTS OF S.H.E.I.L.D.)  is on-board to write and act as the show's executive producer. This news had to wipe some dust off of itself before arriving online today, seeing as this is the first bit of movement we've heard on the project since Harriet McDougal commented on it in April of last year. THE WHEEL OF TIME has indeed been in development for quite some time (since 2000 to be precise), although there was a pilot entitled "Winter Dragon" that aired on FXX back in February of 2015 which starred Max Ryan and Billy Zane

With any luck, we'll here more news relating to this long-awaited project soon. Thankfully, if you want to get your fantasy on, you can look forward to July 16th of this year, when GAME OF THRONES makes it's triumphant return to your screen. 

Extra Tidbit: The Wheel of Time saga was originally planned as a six-book series.
Source: Variety

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