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Wheel Of Time Update: Amazon Is Busy World-Building

"The material coming out of the production looks incredible."


Amazon is slowly moving forward on its upcoming series, Wheel of Time. Based on the fantasy novels by Robert Jordan, Amazon is working hard to do the series justice and create a world that resembles the one in the books.

At the TCA winter press tour, Amazon discussed creating the show and the challenges it faces when bringing Jordan's books to life. "We've loved what we've seen so far," said Amazon TV co-head Vernon Sander. "As you know these big world-building shows take some time to craft. So there'll be more news as the year progresses on the series, but we feel incredibly optimistic about the show."

Sanders wasn't the only person excited about the new series, even though it's early in the production process. Head of Amazon Studios Jennifer Salke was exceptionally optimistic about what they were producing. "Even though we haven't even seen the first cut, the material coming out of the production looks incredible."

The Wheel of Time series follows an ensemble cast of characters in a high fantasy world, set in both the past and future of our world. Someone is destined to destroy a malicious force named the Evil One in order to save the world. Jordan's run on the series consists of 11 volumes. While working on the volumes 12-14 in 2007, Jordan passed away, and longtime fan of the series Brandon Sanderson came in to finish the uncompleted works and finish the series.

For more news from the TCA winter press tour, check out info about Syfy's Peter Pan and Child's Play series. Additionally, Picard boss clears up confusion about the timeline for Star Trek, and we learned a little more about Patrick Stewart's costar in the upcoming series.

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