There’s finally some movement on the long awaited TV adaptation of ‘Wheel of Time’ from Amazon. Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl and Die Another Day) has been cast in one of the leading roles of the upcoming live action fantasy series based on Robert Jordan‘s best selling novels.
Pike will be taking on the role of Moiraine who is a member of an all female organization called the Aes Sedai who can safely access the magical energy that surrounds the fantasy setting known as the One Power. The character is on a quest to find the peopheised one known as the Dragon Reborn who can either save the world or destroy it. Along with the role, Pike will be credited as a producer on the Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television production.
Rave Judkins (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hemlock Grove) will serve as the showrunner and he’ll be executive producing alongside Harry Mondragon and Rick Selvage of Red Eagle Entertainment (Winter Dragon), Ted Field and Mike Weber of Radar Pictures (Jumanji), Darren Lemke (Shazam), Marigo Kehoe, and Uta Briesewitz.
For those who haven’t read the series, this writer highly recommends it. The series includes fifteen volumes, a prequel novel, and two companion books. Who else are you hoping to see cast in ‘The Wheel of Time’?[Source: Hollywood Reporter]