Robert Jordan’s lengthy fantasy series, The Wheel of Time, has been in production since 2000, but it never seemed to make it to series. A pilot episode was even filmed back in 2014, airing in February of 2015, but there was no publicity surrounding it, and many people didn’t even know it was on due to it airing at 1:30 in the morning. Now however it seems like the wheel is moving again, as Gone Girl star Rosamund Pike has been cast as one of the leads for an Amazon Studios / Sony Pictures Television series.
Pike will play Moiraine, one of the all-female organization called the Aes Sedai. In the novels magic can only be accessed and used by some women, Moiraine being one of them. The series tells her story, as she take a journey around the world with five young men and women. One of her companions is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who is said to either save humanity, or destroy it, and Moiraine attempts to sway fate into the more appealing direction. Of course the problem is, she isn’t sure which of her companions is the person of destiny.
Pike will also serve as a producer for the series. Executive producer/showrunner Rafe Judkins adapted the series for television.
There is no word as to when we can expect the series to air, or to even be made as of yet, but Pike’s signing is a significant step forward.