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The Wheel of Time showrunner teases additional twists and turns in the series that aren't present in the novel

Rafe Judkins, the showrunner, discusses what makes the series different from the novel in response to such adulation.

  • Aishwarya Vasudevan

Last Updated: 05.31 AM, Nov 27, 2021

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The Wheel of Time showrunner teases additional twists and turns in the series that aren't present in the novel

Within a week of its premiere, Prime Video's vast epic series The Wheel of Time stirred up spectators, critics, and fantasy fiction aficionados. Audiences are enjoying the little changes made to this book-to-screen adaptation, which brings the grandiosity and prestigious fictitious world to life, earning it the title of "promising adaptation".

Rafe Judkins, the showrunner, discusses what makes the series different from the novel in response to such adulation. He said that one of the most crucial characteristics of The Wheel of Time's reality is that men and women employ distinct versions of the One Power, effectively two halves of the One Source, and that the male half of the source has been corrupted in the novels. As a result, he said that only women have been able to successfully employ this sort of sorcery known as "channelling" for thousands of years.

According to Judkins, the books explore gender and balance in a very intricate and subtle way, and these relevant topics are just as deeply embedded in the adaptation as they are in the books. He believes The Wheel of Time is ultimately a story about balance. He also has questions about how they find that balance between the two genders. Or how do they find that balance between male and female, masculine and feminine, and people finding that harmony inside themselves?

On the second and third viewing, Judkins hopes that the fans of the books and those who watch the show who haven't read the books before will notice little things in the lighting, the production design, the costumes, the lines that the characters say, the music that you hear, all of which should hopefully reveal more the more they listen to it and watch it.

On November 19, 2021, the first three episodes of The Wheel of Time were released on Prime Video, followed by a weekly release of fresh episodes every Friday thereafter. The series is available in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.

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