Rosamund Pike of “The Wheel of Time” speculates on the meaning of the ring her character wears, hinting at the item’s relevance later in the novel. Pike’s Moiraine, a member of the Aes Sedai, a group of women who can practice magic, travels around the world with four individuals, believing one of them is the Dragon Reborn, a person destined to save the world, in “The Wheel of Time”. On November 19, the first three episodes of the series were released on Prime Videon.
The film is based on Robert Jordan’s series of books of the same name. Rafe Judkins, who is most known for his work on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, is the showrunner and producer, as well as a lover of the original novels. The cast of “The Wheel of Time” includes a number of unknown actors, with only Pike being a household name.
Pike talked about the symbolism of the ring her character wears and how the design differs from the book in an Amazon Live Q&A. The ring is shaped like a snake, with the serpent’s head biting its tail and a stone representing the wearer’s Ajah set in the center. The Ajah is a term that refers to the Aes Sedai’s seven divisions, each of which has its own hue. Moiraine wears a blue stone, signifying that she is a Blue Ajah member. Pike also said that Aes Sedai who hasn’t completed their training wears a ring without a colored stone, implying a plot development in the first season. Pike’s comments are below:
“I had never imagined the Serpent biting its own tail to be something that would raise off the ring like it does, I had always imagined it [with] you looking down on it…so that the serpent’s body goes round underneath your finger, and the Serpent is biting its tail above the stone, that is the color of your Ajah — I think it’s so beautiful. And of course, you can replace the stone, for each Ajah, to see clearly which Ajah you belong to depending on the color of the stone that the wearer wears.”
“The Wheel Of Time” has wasted little time in creating its world and forging plot threads, with new worlds being visited on a regular basis. This creates the idea of a vast, open-world for the characters to explore, which is typical of high fantasy properties. Amazon has already renewed “The Wheel of Time” for a second season, presumably in the hopes of luring viewers in with the promise of further installments in the epic narrative.
Initial reactions to “The Wheel of Time” have ranged from lukewarm to good, with many praising the show’s vastness and accessibility to those who haven’t read the books. Critics, on the other side, have criticized the show’s characters for being underdeveloped, resulting in an emotional disconnect between character and tale. With a lot of money and genuine enthusiasm behind it, “The Wheel of Time” may potentially emerge from the shadows of other popular fantasy programs and stand out, pleasing fans who have been following the story since the beginning while also attracting new viewers to its fantastic world.