The Daily Trolloc (27)

Issue 27. (Art by Joey Julian)

The Wheel of Time TV Show

What we know:

Production Studio - Sony Pictures Television
Production Company - Radar Pictures
Show Runner - Rafe Judkins
Executive Producers - Ted FieldMike WeberDarren LemkeRed Eagle
Consulting Producer - Harriet McDougal

New News:

(9 Feb 2018) Ted Field is in the news again and promoting The Wheel of Time.

In an article on Deadline he had the following to say:
"If Beirut is arriving at a difficult time, Field believes his TV show with Sony, Wheel of Time, may find its moment. The show is set in the distant future when women now rule a universe that has been all but destroyed by the male power structure – “the ultimate gender dynamics series,” Field says. The show is based on a series of 14 volumes written by Robert Jordan (pen name for James O. Rigney Jr). “Timing is part of the roller coaster ride,” Field observes.
(2 Feb 2018) Rafe Judkins the Wheel of Time Showrunner teased us with the Hashtag #WoTmeets LotR from Guatemala where he was on a writers retreat, seemingly indicating he was working on WoT.

Three weeks ago it was announced that Rafe had been picked to rewrite the Uncharted Movie. Looks like that gig isn't getting in the way of him working on WoT.

(18 Jan 2018) Ted Fields Lawyer spoke to the Hollywood Reporter and teased us with this:
One of those announcements will be a television series for Wheel of Time
Other than that not a peep since JordanCon back in April 2017, at which we learnt the following:
Sony Pictures Television has signed a contract with executive producer Ted Field of Radar Productions (with whom Bandersnatch Group signed a contract last year) to develop a TV production of the Wheel of Time series.
And a week or so later:
We understand that Rafe and Ted are currently in discussions with a number of content distributors/networks, and that negotiations will be concluded soon. Sorry, we don't know who they are.
Source for both comments from Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time Googleplus page.

General Wheel of Time News

Starting on Tuesday, February 20th on, Epic fantasy enthusiast Kelsey Jefferson Barrett will be reading Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time for the first time and blogging about it
Kelsey Jefferson Barrett is reading The Wheel of Time…for the first time! Steeped in The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, in love with the esoterica of Neil Gaiman’s story worlds, and breathless about Star Wars, Kelsey brings a new perspective to an epic fantasy series that, well, in his own words…“How have I not read this before?”
Might be worth a looksee when it starts. 

The Barnes & Noble Sci-fi and Fantasy blog did A Statistical Analysis of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time. Lot's of graphs and commentary they put together from data gathered from the WoT Wiki.

Narg found the Gender stats the most interesting:

Now we can specifically see that men received more words during the first four books, and then were first eclipsed during Fires of Heaven. Men and women received an extremely similar number of words during The Lord of Chaos, and then women collected the lion’s share of words for six consecutive books, before men handedly pocketed more words for the series’ final two installments.
Narg was forced by his Myrddraal masters to blog about them ...apparently they were feeling a bit neglected... 

Gene Kohler rendered a wicked looking Trolloc miniature and shared it with us on Artstation.

Featured Artist

Art by Todd Cameron Hamilton from "The World of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time".
Narg took photos, so art appears a bit wonky...

That is all!

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