“Gone Girl” star Rosamund Pike has scored the leading role in the live-action fantasy series “Wheel of Time” based on Robert Jordan’s best-selling fifteen volume novel series for Amazon.
The story is set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists and only certain women are allowed to access it. Pike plays Moiraine, a member of the incredibly powerful all-female organization called the Aes Sedai, as she arrives in the small town of Two Rivers.
There, she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who will either save or destroy humanity.
The series has sold more than 90 million copies worldwide since its 1984 debut. Pile will also produce the series which is a co-production between Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television.
Rave Judkins serves as showrunner and will adapt Jordan’s novels for television. Larry Mondragon, Rick Selvage, Ted Field, Mike Weber, Darren Lemke, Marigo Kehoe and Uta Briesewitz will executive produce with the latter to direct the first two episodes.
Source: The Live Feed