Get ready, high fantasy fans, because another big name is headed to the small screen!
According to a new report from Variety, Amazon Studios has just ordered an action fantasy series based on the Wheel of Time novel series from Robert Jordan. Helping to shepherd this series to the small screen is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. writer and producer Rafe Judkins, who will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
“[For] so many people, including me, this book series has served as a world to escape to, to lose yourself in, to devour and inhabit completely,” Judkins said. “And I couldn’t be more honored to be the one finally bringing that world to life on screen, for old fans to lose themselves in all over again and new fans to discover for the very first time.”
Amazon Studios won’t be alone in this enterprise. Sony Pictures Television will be co-producing the show.
“The Wheel of Time is endlessly fascinating and resonates hugely with fans as one of the bestselling global book franchises and we were drawn to its timely narrative featuring powerful women at the core,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “We’re thrilled to extend our relationship with devotees who’ve found the book series transformative and welcome new ones by bringing it to life on Prime Video for viewers worldwide.”
This marks the second big fantasy series coming from Amazon Prime, the first being The Lord of the Rings. It’s clear that Amazon Prime is hoping to be the go-to place for fantasy audiences.
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