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Rosamund Pike on the impact of The Wheel of Time: We've now become genuine fans

The series will premiere on Amazon Prime Video this Friday.

Aishwarya Vasudevan
Nov 16, 2021
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The Wheel of Time, based on Robert Jordan's fantasy novel series, has been adapted into a new television drama starring Oscar nominee Rosamund Pike. In the latest Amazon Prime Video series, Moiraine, a member of the great all-woman Aes Sedai organization, embarks on a perilous voyage around the world with a group of young men and women in the latest Prime Video series. One of them is said to be either the saviour or the destroyer of humanity.

Pike, known for Gone Girl and Die Another Day, leads a relatively unknown cast of young actors. She told Reuters at the series premiere that she hasn't been part of a cast like this since she made Pride and Prejudice, in terms of this peculiar alchemy of personalities, where there’s kind of magic in the shooting of it.

The actor added that it makes her optimistic about how fans will respond. Pike shared that they have just put so much love into it. She thinks whatever has infected fans of The Wheel of Time over the years has impacted them too, and they have now become genuine fans.

Filming for season two has begun in the Czech Republic, in a vote of confidence for the series, which has received similarities to Game of Thrones.

Pike went on to share that it would be a disgrace if they didn't make a success of the series since what Jordan wrote was so great.

Jordan's works have had a devoted following since the publication of his first, The Eye of the World, in 1990. After Jordan died in 2007, fellow fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson co-authored the final three books in the series.

Meanwhile, Daniel Henney, who will be seen as Lan Mandragoran, also told the international publication that all they can do now is to see what the reception is for the show, but he has great hopes.

On Friday, The Wheel of Time will stream on Amazon Prime Video.

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