The Daily Trolloc (39)

Issue 39. (Art by Bryan Ecker)

TV News and Info at the bottom

General Wheel of Time News

Narg found this funny on Twitter:

Meanwhile on Instagram, apparently Mat tastes like Honey, Raspberry and Caramel...

While browsing, Narg came across an article from a few years ago about whether or not time travel was possible in The Wheel of Time. It made his head hurt:
We can demonstrate this more clearly via a thought experiment. Let’s have Androl make a gateway from Randland to the Moon, where we’ve set up a very precise telescope aimed at the spot on Earth that Androl is Traveling from. The Moon is roughly 11 light-seconds away from the Earth, so once Androl gets there via gateway, he would be able to look through the telescope and see himself eventually step through the gateway. This doesn’t mean that a second Androl would appear through the gateway, it just means that Androl has Traveled far enough that he is able to observe the same event from two different points in space. He first observed the opening of the gateway to the Moon by literally opening the gateway to the Moon. Then he observed the event again 11 seconds later when the light from that event reached the Moon.
While your're there, you might as well check out: Reading the Wheel of Time: Can You Lucid Dream in Robert Jordan’s The Eye of the World? (Part 12)

Gal Or has continued to pump out great WoT art on nearly a daily basis for #maysketchaday. He's just started on book two.

This little blighter was rediscovered on the Dragonmount Forums:

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The Wheel of Time TV Show

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Narg examined Jordan's height obsession and what it may mean for casting:
when people post casting suggestions on different WoT sites, people are always like, "but is he tall enough?"or "he's to short!". Narg finds this nearly as frustrating as people only choosing red haired actors for Rand...Hair can be dyed people!!!!! back to the height issue...
If the casting directors attempted to stay true to the books, they would be hamstringing themselves, especially in the casting of Rand. While there may be a few talented young actors around 6'6", there would be a hell of a lot more in the 5'9" to 6'2" range and finding enough actors and extra's to play the Aiel would be difficult. Yes, camera angles can be used to make people seem taller, but doing so limits how scenes can be shot.
While on casting. Narg came up with this suggestion: Ian Anthony Dale as Lan

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.
(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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