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Weekly Issue 80. (Art by Brian Leblanc)
Wheel of Time TV News
If you blinked you may have missed the latest Wheel of Time Wednesday tweet from Rafe, as one moment it was there, and the next it wasn't!

Rafe posted the following photo:


Within seconds it was confirmed to be a view of Prague Castle...


The obvious conclusion was that Rafe was confirming that Prague would indeed be a shooting location for the show. Unfortunately he deleted the tweet soon after...either someone posted something inappropriate in the comments, he had a change of mind, or he decided to "psyche" us...whatever the case...😞(the deletion, not the location)

In related news, Trolloc algorithms did suggest to Narg that Rafe has been friendly with the head of Sony Pictures Television's casting department, so perhaps there is some movement on that front. Trusting Trolloc algorithms isn't recommended though.

Sarah on twitter had this to say:

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, text that says "just need to know if they're only going to be casting in the US or are they gonna give London a shot too. 2 Sarah TOWE @sarahenakamura GUARL Replying to @usrnamehsnoname @TheDailyTrolloc and 2 others I don't think any of that information is out yet"

General Wheel of Time News

Over on r/wot, Narg thought the following post was interesting: I love that Jordan does not impose Primary World worldviews on Secondary World characters.
I love that Tolkien told a story in The Lord of the Rings that was full of Catholic morality. But I also love that Jordan, as far as I can tell, has no Primary World agenda. He's not advocating that we all start worshiping the Pattern, or the Wheel, or the Creator. He's not arguing for Deism, either, or Buddhism, or atheism, or any other Primary World -ism I can detect.
Nor does he have a political agenda I can find. He's not advocating for democracy anywhere in his story. He depicts undemocratic regimes and good and bad rulers within that context. But that doesn't mean he wants us to return to kingdoms and empires, or Aiel clans. He's just doing the best he can to realistically depict many different cultures in a very different world.
Jordan depicts a lot of strong women, but he does not put them on pedestals. They are just as likely to have flaws as the male characters. He's not advocating matriarchy or paternalism or even egalitarianism...>>read more<<
There are of course plenty of messages/themes/philosophies in The Wheel of Time, and the thing Narg loves about it, is that RJ doesn't beat the reader over the head with them. They're there if you are receptive to them or look a little deeper,  but you don't need to see them, or agree with them to love the story. There is something in there for everyone, no matter what your political/moral/world view is. RJ isn't selling anything, he's just telling a cracking good story and leaves it up to you, what you take from it. That's Narg's view anyway.

Narg's hope is that Rafe and his team are able to replicate this in the TV show. It can be a fine line to walk. Some books/shows get it right others don't...

For those attending or thinking of attending JordanCon this year, some of the program has been revealed:


Saturday April 27th at 10 AM there will be a Wheel of Time panel featuring the WoT Spoilers podcast, The White Tower podcast and YouTuber Daniel B Greene.

At 11:30 AM there will be a panel on the TV Show. Daniel will be on that one as well, along with some other peeps, and at 2:30 PM, Dan the man will feature again on a Panel about the A Memory of Light deleted scene in Unfettered III.

Have a hankering for hearing The Eye of the World prologue? If so, have a listen to this effort from JackofSpades:


Ta'veren Tees is celebrating their bday:

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Have a great week!

What we know(officially): 

Status: Greenlit "Pre-production"
Network - Amazon Prime Video
Production Studio - Sony Pictures Television
Production Company - Radar Pictures
Show Runner - Rafe Judkins
Assistant to Rafe: Patrick Strapazon
Executive Producers - Ted FieldMike WeberDarren LemkeRed Eagle
Consulting Producer - Harriet McDougal
Book Consultant - Sarah Nakamura
Episode Length - 1 hour ~
Episode Titles - 101: Leavetaking, 102: Shadow's Waiting, 103: A Place of Safety, 104: The Dragon Reborn

Not officially confirmed:
Filming Location: Prague(Czech Republic)
Filming start date: September 2019
Writers: Justine Gillmer
Episode 6: The Flame of Tar Valon

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