Geekery: Rosamund Pike Cast in Amazon’s ‘Wheel of Time’ Series
Robert Jordan’s beloved high fantasy novels are coming to the small screen – and they’ve cast the central role.
The road to an adaptation started as far back as 2000, but it’s usually stalled in pre-prodution. FXX aired a pilot in the wee hours of the morning back in 2015 that starred Max Ryan and Billy Zane. There was no publicity done for it; it appears it was dumped on air due to contractual obligations. This time is different – the series has the backing of Amazon and Sony Pictures.
The series has found its Moiraine…
— Wheel of Time Writers’ Room (@WoTWritersRoom) June 19, 2019
I’m hoping we’ll get new of the rest of the party that she travels with in the next coming weeks.
The actress will also being acting as a producer. Amazon hasn’t announced a release date, or how they’re going to utilize the sixteen books to create a story for the show. The writer’s room (which is headed by showrunner Rafe Judkins – who started his career as a contestant on Survivor and has since worked on The 4400, Hemlock Grove, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) has an official Twitter account that they’ve been using to share the latest news.