Although the series of Lord of the rings is the project that most attracts the attention of Amazon, The truth is that the public seems to forget that the brand has several equally interesting and epic titles. To see the first season of LOTR we still have to wait a year, but those who like fantasy might discover a new franchise with The Wheel of Time, series based on the books by Robert Jordan (aka James Oliver Rigney Jr.) and starring Rosamund Pike, who promises to live up to other sagas that have been featured in film and television such as Game of Thrones – 83% or The Witcher.
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The story of The Wheel of Time is set in a world where Earth’s distant past and distant future connect. The first book, titled The Eye of the World, was published in 1990, and although the author passed away in 2007, before completing his twelfth installment, his extensive notes and his permission in life for another writer to continue the saga allowed three more books to arrive, with the saga officially ending in 2013 with the edition of A Memory of Light.
With such a complex and extensive universe, Amazon has a guaranteed future if the series is well received by the public. When it comes to fantasy, the audience can be very tough. For starters, because many have followed the patterns of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – 91%, and they cannot really contribute something new; but also because the plots can become very repetitive.
The series starring Pike promises to give a twist to the fantasy tradition, and although some changes in the adaptation have already been noticed, it seems that everything is for the benefit of the project. Some time ago, it was clarified that the characters would be older than their literary counterparts so that the series would not feel too youthful or be confused with the Young Adult genre, being The Hunger Games – 84% a clear example of the line they did not want to follow.
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After much waiting, Amazon finally released the first preview of The Wheel of Time, where the effects are impeccable and there seems to be a good number of characters to meet in this classic story of good versus evil. It doesn’t feel as violent or gory as other titles, but that’s not necessarily a problem. After GOT many tried to copy his style promoting scenes of killing and sexual violence that really had no purpose. Avoiding these types of situations does not mean that the content is not mature and deep, and it is clear that this trailer is only a small glimpse.
In the trailer we see the character of Rosamund pike, called Moiraine, using her abilities to repel attacks, or what looks like an invasion. In the same way, it is clear that the protagonist will recruit various elements to be able to keep things in order and the peace of that world. At one point we come to see her injured and being cared for / healed by magic. Although we have been promised social and political conflicts, these first images focus on fantasy fighting.
The series of Amazon It will premiere on November 19 and will have 8 episodes. Although it is not yet released, the production company is determined to make it a success and gave the green light to a second season. This is also because the production of this type of project is really expensive and quite long, both in the filming and in the editing. If the series presented its first chapters and was renewed until later, it could be a couple of years before seeing more, and it is well known that fans do not wait, especially with so much content. The fans of the saga will soon be able to give their opinion on the adaptation, which hopes to be one of the great streaming premieres.
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