Friday, 15 January 2021

Amazon Prime releases concept art for the WHEEL OF TIME TV series

To celebrate today's 31st birthday of the Wheel of Time fantasy series, Amazon have shared some concept art for the upcoming TV series.


Showrunner Rafe Judkins introduced a slew of artwork showing how the TV show will be bringing the late Robert Jordan's vision to life.

In the first image (above), two characters - possibly Rand and Mat - are in a narrow valley staring down at a settlement below. This doesn't seem immediately like anything from the books but could be during their long journey overland from Shadar Logoth to Caemlyn..


The second image is more readily identifiable as the village of Emond's Field, possibly during the Winternight celebrations. In the first Wheel of Time novel, The Eye of the World, the actual Winternight celebration takes place off-page. Actually seeing it, and the tumultuous events that follow, is a reasonable change from the page.


The third image is likely of the Tinker caravan, where Perrin and Egwene seek refuge after the events at Shadar Logoth.


This image seems to feature our main group of characters travelling through a forest towards a distant tower. This is most likely just before the group arrive in the ruined city of Shadar Logoth.


The final image is likely of the ruined, eerie city itself just before trouble erupts.

The first season of Wheel of Time has concluded shooting, although there has been some confusion over whether the season wrapped on schedule or was forced to wrap early due to greater COVID restrictions in the Czech Republic, with a few scenes left to shoot. This has an impact on the show's airdate. Assuming they have everything they need, Season 1 of The Wheel of Time could potentially air in the next few months, otherwise they'll have to wait until they can pick up those last shots (which possibly won't happen until they shoot a second season).

More news, of course, as we get it.

1 comment:

Thadlerian said...

Tinker picture looks a bit dull. Weren't they supposed to be using "colors no sane man and very few women" would wear?