Amazon Reveals Wheel of Time Premiere, I Know What You Did Last Summer
The Amazon Prime Video and IMDb TV panel SDCC @ Home was chock full of genre announcements regarding their new original lineup coming later this year – led by a huge fantasy franchise and fan-favorite thriller.
In particular, there was fantastic news for those patiently awaiting the adaptation of Robert Jordan. The wheel of time books. Amazon Studios gave the green light to the book-based TV series in October 2018, with production of Season 1 just wrapping up in May of this year.
The big news from showrunner Rafe Judkins is that season 1 of The wheel of time will debut on Amazon Prime Video in November 2021.
The all-new teaser poster was also unveiled. Judkins shared on this, “Fans of the book will recognize this as an iconic moment of Eye of the world delivered. It is Moiraine who says to come for a walk.
And for horror fans, just in time for the Halloween season, Sara Goodman, the mystery / thriller showrunner i know what you did last summer based on the books, revealed that Season 1 will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in October 2021.
Check out the panel below:
For those who don’t know The wheel of time, Amazon’s official brief for the series says: Follow Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), a member of the incredibly powerful all-female organization called Aes Sedai, as she arrives in the small town of Two Rivers. There, she embarks on a dangerous journey through the world with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who will save or destroy mankind.
In an interview in Prague, where the series is filmed, Judkins shared that he first read the series of books years ago with his mother. “It connected us to each other, especially after I came out of the closet,” he said. “It’s that thing that has allowed each of us to see what it’s like to be a different person in the world. Her as a woman in a Mormon family. And me as a little gay child in the world. ‘Utah.
Judkins has always envisioned the 14-pound series as a great TV series and described it as the perfect fantasy connecting material for readers who love Tolkien. The Lord of the Rings and that of Martin A song of ice and fire (The iron Throne).
For those worried about how many freedoms the show will take in deviating from the books, Judkins said, “I wanted to stay as close to the books as possible. There will be a lot of different things, but it stays true to my heart. of books and the backbone of storytelling. “
He also praised series leader Rosamund Pike as the perfect embodiment of Moiraine. “I will never forget that phone call,” he said of their first phone connection. “The first words out of her mouth were, ‘Rafe, I know this woman. I can be that woman.'”
As to how long he potentially sees The wheel of time Ongoing series, Judkins said he had planned eight potential seasons based on Robert Jordan’s 14 pounds.
As for the seasonal adaptation in eight episodes of i know what you did last summer (the novel was adapted into the 1990s thriller of the same name), showrunner Sara Goodman promised fans of the film adaptations that there would be a lot of blood in this series, too. “And I put Easter eggs throughout the season for diehard moviegoers. I don’t want to be too obvious and take people out of the show, but in scenes where it felt natural, we let our characters have their take on what those Easter Eggs can be like.
She also reiterated that it is not necessary to have seen the movies or read the books to follow the show. It’s a contemporary update of the books, so “it’s eight episodes of Not Just Running Away From A Stalker.” It is more than the mystery of who is after them, but more the mystery of who they are.
Click here for full SYFY WIRE coverage from Comic-Con @ Home 2021.