Listen. I’ll be honest. I have no idea what Amazon’s The Wheel of Time is about nor am I familiar with the Robert Jordan’s best-selling books on which the series is based — but Amazon released the first trailer and I’m on board with this diverse cast — especially in a fantasy series.
The new series, which will debut on November 19 with three episodes, will feature a very rainbow coalition cast that includes Zoe Robins, Madeleine Madden, Marcus Rutherford, Sophie Okonedo, Kae Alexander, and Daniel Henney. That’s a lot of color and we love to see it.
Still not really sure what this story is about, but I’ll be watching come November. I had no idea what Game of Thrones was about when it first came out but I was totally on board — even if was filled with white people having sex with their relatives.
So according to the press release that popped into my inbox: “The Wheel of Time is one of the most popular and enduring fantasy series of all time, with more than 90 million books sold. 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.”
After the three episodes premiering on November 19, new episodes available each subsequent Friday leading up to the season finale on December 24 — the perfect Christmas gift!
The Wheel of Time was adapted for television by executive producer/showrunner Rafe Judkins. Larry Mondragon and Rick Selvage of iwot productions, Mike Weber, Ted Field of Radar Pictures, Darren Lemke, Marigo Kehoe, and Uta Briesewitz will also serve as executive producers, with Briesewitz set to direct the first two episodes. Rosamund Pike will serve as producer and Harriet McDougal and Brandon Sanderson as consulting producers. The Wheel of Time is co-produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television.
Watch the trailer above.