The Daily Trolloc (37)

Issue 37.

Changing up the layout for now. Will start with general WoT news first, as until the network who is working/deciding on the show announces themselves, there isn't likely to be any new news forthcoming. That could be tomorrow, weeks, months or even years away. Until then, what is known about the show will be at the bottom of each edition.

General Wheel of Time News

WoTSpoilers released there 100th show recorded at JordanCon:
In this very special episode Seth and Patrick go to JordanCon. We interview Jason Denzel about the upcoming WOT show, and the story of, Wilson Grooms, Robert Jordan's brother, about growing with Robert Jordan - Jim - and his war experience, and we have a round table discussion with our chosen who managed to make it to Atlanta.
Nothing new show wise, but it's an interesting listen.

JordanCon released the 10th anniversary video that was shown at the opening ceremony on YouTube. It has some neat photos of RJ:

If like Narg, you enjoy reading about new readers loving WoT, check out this great review of EotW by Ashley in Wonderland:
The world building in the first instalment of The Wheel of Time is outstanding, as I suspected it would be. Jordan created a world so rich with history and culture that I felt like I was stepping through a portal everytime I picked up the book. While some readers might find the book moves along slowly, I feel that this slow pace allowed Jordan to more effectively bring his world to life. My favourite parts of the story were the main characters meeting everyday people such as farmers living out in the world, hearing their own perspectives on the towns they live near and the current conflict in the world. These interactions with the ‘common folk’ widen the reach of the main quest and showed how much was at stake for not just the protagonists, but also for the rest of the world.
Tor's reading The Wheel of Time reaches the infamous flashback sequence of events:
Well, that was certainly confusing. I had quite a challenge just doing the recap this week, because, honestly, I could not quite figure out how the timeline of these chapters work. I think what is happening here is a flashback within a flashback, and I can honestly not tell why you would do that to your readers!
Ta'veren Tees released a new, not a Narg tee:(

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Featured Artist

Just the one piece by this artist, but Narg will take quality of quantity and this is one of the best representations of Perrin and Faile Narg has seen! Narg love!

The Wheel of Time TV Show

Related News:

Narg did read about someone saying they'd had a convo with someone high up at Amazon Studios, who confirmed that they were working on WoT. Narg has no reason to disbelieve the person and while this still isn't official confirmation, it is another piece of evidence that seems to indicate Amazon is the network. The official line from Amazon though is still "Regarding an adaptation for The Wheel of Time, we can't comment on rumors or speculation."

What we know:

Network: Unknown but there is one! (most likely Amazon, but no official confirmation from them)
Production Studio - Sony Pictures Television
Production Company - Radar Pictures
Show Runner - Rafe Judkins
Executive Producers - Ted FieldMike WeberDarren LemkeRed Eagle
Consulting Producer - Harriet McDougal


(22 April 2018) Harriet McDougal confirmed that the show does have a distributor/network attached. This has been widely speculated but had not been confirmed by anyone attached to the show. No word on who, but Amazon remains the favorite given what's below and she said it wasn't a traditional network.

(9 April 2018) Head of Genre/Event series at Amazon Studio's Confirms Dark Tower via Twitter then deletes tweet. Though not directly related to WoT, this does lend credence to the Deadline article mentioned below. Narg was highly skeptical of WoT actually being in development with Amazon based on just that article, but it would seem highly probable that it is, now that the DT part has been proven correct. Also worth noting is that The DT showrunner mentioned having just completed a new script, and we know Rafe via Instagram inferred he had a deadline for his WoT script coming up a few weeks ago. Could be that they had the same Deadline.

(21 Feb 2018) In an article by Deadline concerning Amazon picking up Iain M. Banks’ classic sci-fi Culture book series, the following was said:
As part of the effort, Amazon made a mega deal for a Lord Of the Rings TV series and is developing a slew of high-profile titles, including The Dark TowerWheel of Time, Ringworld, Lazarus and Snow Crash.
Error, wishful thinking or letting the cat out of the bag? Which ever it is, Narg isn't believing it until Amazon themselves announce it or Deadline actually reports the news in a dedicated article.

Quite a few news websites have reported the story, most of them focusing on The Dark Tower mention using the above quote as their source. and IGN being the biggest of the bunch, but major Industry sites like Variety, The Hollywood Reporter haven't. is also choosing not to bite yet.

Attempts by Narg and others to get clarification from Deadline have yielded zero results and all Amazon had to say was: does not comment about rumors or speculative news reports.
In conclusion, it's up to you whether you think the news of two major bestselling book franchises being picked up by Amazon, only merits a three line offhand mention. Clearly some people do, while others don't. It could turn out to be true, but INO there is no way that Amazon or Deadline would have wanted the news to come out like that.

(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.

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