This American series created by Rafe Judkins is actually an adaptation of the author’s fantasy novels Robert Jordan. published between 1990 and 2013the whole of this work represents 14 volumes all belonging to this saga: The Wheel of Time (The Wheel of Time).
In 2004, Robert Jordan sold the rights to his work to the American production company Red Eagle Entertainment. It’s finally the April 20, 2017 that Sony Pictures announces that an adaptation is being produced in partnership with Red Eagle Entertainment. One year later Amazon announces the series adaptation for its platform.
Season 1 finally appears for the first time on our screens on November 19, 2021 on the American streaming platform Prime Video. This first season has eight episodes.
Here is the trailer for the first season:
A critically acclaimed adaptation
Filming for this first season began on September 16, 2019, like many current series, it has been delayed due to the health crisis. The release having finally taken place at the end of the year 2021. With a rating of 3.2 out of 5 on the AlloCiné website, the series received a very good reception and was able to form a community of fans. Among them are fans of Robert Jordan’s novels, but also viewers who are discovering the work for the first time.
The series is set in a fantasy world filled with magic and mystery. Women have an important role in this universe, they are the only ones who can use magic. The main character Moiraineinterpreted by Rosamund Pikeshows us the primordial place of women in this world.
Moiraine is a member of a very important secret organization called ” Aes Sedai“, she will go in search of the reincarnation of an overpowered being, the dragon, who has a role in the future of humanity. Then begins her journey, she will particularly dwell on five characters in whom she sees potential and perhaps the hero that the world is waiting for.
A quality cast
Perfectly put forward by actress Rosamund Pike (Pride and Prejudice, An Education, Gone Girl, I Care a Lot) the rest of the cast is no less excellent. We thus find Daniel Henney (Wolverine, The Last Stand) asAl’Lan Mandragoran, Zoe Robins (Black Christmas, Brokenwood) as Nynaeve al’Meara as well as Madeleine Madden (Around the Block, Dora and the Lost City) performing Egwene al’Vere.
are also present Josha Stradowsk, Marcus Rutherford, Barney Harris and Kate Fleetwood.
This rich and diversified casting allows the staging to adopt very varied styles, borrowing from several cultures in particular Asian and european.
Several shots remind us of the theme of the series, namely the passage of time, in a cyclical manner, sometimes slowing down to better accelerate behind.
A season 2 on the program?
After the success of this first season which was the fifth best launch of the Prime Video streaming platform, Amazon was quick to announce that the production of a second season was underway. It was Rafe Judkins himself who said he was already working on it when making the first season.
Amazon had indeed ordered this second season from the May 20, 2021 and filming began in July of the same year. For the moment no date has been revealed or even a change of casting.
On the other hand, for the scenario, everything is ready to believe that the showrunner wants to stick to the works and follow the adventures already written chronologically.
For the curious, we invite you to dive into the saga to learn more about the adventures of The Wheel of Time. For those who want to keep the suspense, stay tuned, a trailer should be out soon !
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