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Amazon Orders Action Fantasy Series ‘Wheel of Time’

Series is Slated for 2019

Amazon Studios has announced a series order for one-hour action fantasy “The Wheel of Time.” Based upon Robert Jordan’s best-selling fantasy novels, the series was adapted for TV by Rafe Judkins (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) who also serves as showrunner, and is co-produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television. “The Wheel of Time” will premiere globally on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories.

The logline: “The Wheel of Time” is set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists, but only women can use it. Meaning that in this series — women hold the keys to power. The story follows Moiraine, a member of the shadowy and influential all-female organization called the ‘Aes Sedai’ as she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women. Moiraine’s interested in these five because she believes one of them might be the reincarnation of an incredibly powerful individual, whom prophecies say will either save humanity or destroy it. The series draws on numerous elements of European and Asian culture and philosophy, most notably the cyclical nature of time found in Buddhism and Hinduism.