“Wheel of Time” Showrunner Told That TV Series Be Compared To “Game of Thrones”

Rafe Judkins, the showrunner for “The Wheel of Time”, believes that comparisons to Game of Thrones are unavoidable. “The Wheel of Time” series, written by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, covered 14 volumes and is one of the best-selling fantasy series since J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The Wheel of Time is a fantasy novel about Moiraine Damodred, a member of the all-female Aes Sedai, who embarks on a perilous expedition. It is praised for its comprehensive imagined universe, complicated characters, and flawlessly designed magic system.

The first season of “The Wheel of Time” will premiere on Amazon in November 2021. The trailer for Wheel of Time, which was recently published by Amazon, hinted that the series will be making significant modifications to Jordon’s novels. Now, as the series prepares to reveal the world’s complexity, Judkins discusses the epic fantasy.

In an interview with Den of Geek, Judkins concedes that comparing Amazon’s “Wheel of Time” series to HBO’s Game of Thrones is unavoidable. To honor both longstanding fans and newbies, Judkins said that “The Wheel of Time” stays true to the literature while adding fresh and distinctive elements. Rudkins said that there will be comparisons between “Wheel of Time” and Game of Thrones, but fans should remember that the “Wheel of Time” novels came first.

Read what Judkins said below:

The Wheel of Time came out before Game of Thrones, in terms of the books. There’s so much that is in Game of Thrones – and George [R.R. Martin] will say this – that was inspired by The Wheel of Time. But we as creators have to be mindful of the fact that Game of Thrones has already come out and is a reference point for a lot of audiences.

Of course, adapting “Wheel of Time” for the small screen is no easy task, but Judkins appears to have made sure the show stays true to the novels’ key details. “The author developed a system that makes sense,” Judkins observed, referring to the channeling of Aes Sedai power. It operates; it has laws that must be followed.” The final season of Game of Thrones was divisive, and viewers were left disappointed. Fans of the fantasy genre should keep in mind, though, that “The Wheel of Time’s” source material has a lot more people to focus on than Game of Thrones, and could well exceed eight seasons.

“The Wheel of Time” has captivated readers for decades because of its endlessly interesting world, sophisticated weaponry, and strong female protagonists. Of course, the excitement for the first season of “Wheel of Time” is growing. With Amazon’s adaptation of “The Wheel of Time”, fans of the renowned novels, as well as those ready to enter into a new fantasy series, have a lot to look forward to.