O Amazon Prime Video and the Sony Pictures Television released today (8) an exclusive scene from the new fantasy series Original Amazon, the wheel of time. The video debuted on the series' panel during the New York Comic Con, where the showrunner Rafe Judkins (TheSHIELD people, Hemlock Grove) also announced new cast members for season two.
Coveney (The Amazing World of Emma) will join the regular cast portraying fan favorite Elayne Trakand, along with Natasha O'Keeffe (Peaky Blinders; Misfits) and Meera Syal (The Kumars at No. 42; broadchurch), who also participate in the program in regular roles not yet announced.
the wheel of time is one of the most popular and enduring fantasy series of all time, with more than 90 million books sold. Set in an epic, sprawling world where magic exists and only a few women are allowed to access it, the story follows Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), member of the incredibly powerful women's organization called Aes Sedai, when she arrives in the small town of Dois Rios. There, she embarks on a perilous world journey with five young men, one of whom has been prophesied as the Dragon Reborn, who will save or destroy humanity.
Based on the best-selling fantasy novels from Robert Jordan, the wheel of time it was adapted for television by executive producer and showrunner Rafe Judkins. Larry Mondragon and Rick Selvage of iwot productions, Mike Weber, Ted Field of Radar Pictures, Darren Lemke Marigo Kehoe and Uta Briesewitz will also serve as executive producers, with Briesewitz set to direct the first two episodes. Rosamund Pike will act as producer and Harriet McDougal and Brandon Sanderson as consultant producers.
the wheel of time is co-produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television. The scene released at NYCC is up in the spotlight.