Rafe Judkins (Amazon’s Wheel of Time Showrunner) reveals that he had a disagreement with Brandon Sanderson, the author of the last 3 books, about the show’s direction.
The Wheel of Time Showrunner Rafe Judkins has revealed that he disagreed with the author of the book regarding the direction of The Wheel of Time . The series was written by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson and spanned 14 novels. It became one of the most popular fantasy series since J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The Wheel of Time is a highly acclaimed book that showcases the intricate world of Tolkien’s characters and a well-developed magic system. It centers on Moiraine Dmodred (Rosamund Pike), who is a member of the all female organization of the Aes Sedai. She embarks on a dangerous mission.
Amazon was able to tap into fantasy in 2018 when it announced that The Wheel of Time would be made a series. The show, which is currently in production under Judkins’ direction, has been in production since 2019 The show stars a large cast including Daniel Henney playing al’Lan mandragoran, Josha Strowski as Rand al’Thor and Zoe Robins portraying Nynaeve al’Meara. It will debut on Amazon in November. Amazon recently released the trailer The Wheel of Time. This indicated that the show might be changing the books. Judkins now talks about how the show will bring the books to the small screen.
Variety spoke with Judkins about directional differences he had with The Wheel of Time’s author. Judkins had access to the final three books of the series by Sanderson and Harriet Jordan’s wife as resources during the adaptation. Judkins acknowledges that Sanderson and he didn’t always agree when it came down to bringing the Wheel of Time alive. Below, Judkins talks about his clash with Sanderson.
Brandon is super honest, saying, ‘I don’t think this works, for this reason,’ and then I’m like ‘OK I have to pay serious attention to this.’ And then there have been times to where I’m like, ‘No, this is why we’re doing it. It’s a choice and I actually think it really works and it’s going to work for us long-term.’ And then we agree to disagree on it.
Although adapting The Wheel of Time for a small screen is not an easy task, Judkins ensures that the show keeps the essential details of the novel. Although Judkins and Sanderson may have creative differences, the show could continue for many years. The Wheel of Time season 2, however, could take a different route than season 1. Judkins recently revealed that he had asked Game of Thrones creators David Benioff, and D.B. Judkins asked Weiss for advice. This showed that he understood the importance of the series in the fantasy world.
The Wheel of Time is a classic that has been loved by readers for decades. Its intricate weaponry and strong women have made it a popular choice. At the moment, anticipation for The Wheel of Time continues growing. Judkins, who has been hard at work for more than two years, seems determined to ensure that the series is true to the novels and appealing to newcomers. Amazon’s The Wheel of Time will be a big surprise for those who are familiar with the novels as well as those who want to dive into fantasy series.