With Amazon in the midst of adapting several famed book series, now comes an update on who could be headlining the upcoming take on James Oliver Rigney Jr’s The Wheel of Time tales.
Courtesy of Discussing Film, Die Another Day and Gone Girl’s Rosamund Pike is in talks to join the series as Moiraine. That character is a part of the Aes Sedai sisterhood, and the show will see Moiraine travelling the globe with a small group; one of which could well hold the key to the very survival – or destruction – of mankind.
The Wheel of Time is the latest set of novels to get the adaptation treatment courtesy of Amazon, following in the footsteps of the likes of American Gods, Good Omens and the impending new take on The Lord of the Rings.
In terms of The Wheel of Time series itself, Rigney Jr. penned the first of these stories, The Eye of the World, under the pen name of Robert Jordan back in 1990. Before his death in 2007 at the age of just 58, James Oliver Rigney Jr. had written ten sequel offerings and a prequel to The Eye of the World. Since then, Brandon Sanderson has written a further three follow-up books.
For Amazon’s take on The Wheel of Time, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Last Amazons’ Rafe Judkins is on writing and showrunner duties.