Amazon Prime Video has announced that fantasy series The Wheel of Time, based on the best-selling book series by Robert Jordan, will premiere on the streaming platform in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide on November 19th.
The show will launch with three episodes, with a new episode then available every following Friday, leading up to the season finale on Christmas Eve.
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 a sprawling, epic world where magic exists and only certain women are allowed to access it, the story follows Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), a member of the powerful all-female organisation called the Aes Sedai, as she arrives in the small town of Two Rivers. There, she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who will either save or destroy humanity.
The Wheel of Time was adapted for television by executive producer/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. Pike will serve as producer and Harriet McDougal and Brandon Sanderson as consulting producers.
The Wheel of Time is co-produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television. Amazon has also revealed the first trailer for the series.