Update on Wheel of Time TV series

Back in 2015 I wrote about an interesting event: in an apparent bid to keep the rights to adapt the Wheel of Time series for TV, a “pilot” for a series was aired on FXX. It was unannounced, unpromoted, and unpopular. The post I made was purely fun conjecture, but it seems that now we finally have some solid news about the future of the Wheel of Time on TV.

Variety has reported that Sony will begin production of the new TV series based on the best selling novels. They’ll be working with Red Eagle Production and Radar Pictures to make what Harriet McDougal (Robert Jordan’s widow) has said “will become a cutting edge TV series! I couldn’t be more pleased.”

The adaptation is set to be written and produced by Rafe Judkins, whose past projects include Agents of SHIELD, Hemlock Grove, and Chuck. He also appeared in several seasons of Survivor.

The best news is that everything regarding Universal and the 2015 shenanigans with Winter Dragon appear to be behind us, as McDougal has said “Legal issues have been resolved.” Hopefully it stays that way! It seems like everything is coming together well for an awesome TV adaptation.

 

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