Rosamund Pike to lead Amazon’s upcoming adaptation ‘Wheel of Time’

Team Udayavani, Jun 20, 2019, 12:47 PM IST

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Los Angeles: Rosamund Pike is set to headline live-action fantasy series adaptation of “Wheel of Time” from Amazon.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pike will also serve as producer alongside Ted Field, Mike Weber, Darren Lemke, Marigo Kehoe.

The long-in-the-works show is based on Robert Jordan’s bestselling novels, which are set in a world where magic exists and only certain women are allowed to wield it.

The series will follow Moiraine Damodred (Pike) as a member of a powerful, all-female organisation ‘Aes Sedal,’ who goes on a journey across the world with five young people, one of whom she believes might be the reincarnation of a person prophesied to save or destroy humanity.

The official Twitter account for the “Wheel of Time” Writers’ Room welcomed Pike to the series.

“Please welcome Rosamund Pike to the ‘Wheel of Time’ family. Say hello to Moiraine,” the tweet shared on Wednesday read.

Uta Briesewitz, who will direct the first two episodes, is also attached to produce.

Rave Judkins serves as showrunner and will adapt Jordan’s novels for the small screen.

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