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Amazon’s The Wheel of Time Will Debut In 2021

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Amazon’s The Wheel of Time Will Debut In 2021

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Published on June 30, 2021

Amazon’s continuous slow, tantalizing drip of The Wheel of Time news continues with a release date! Well, not an exact date. More like a release promise: The streaming platform will premiere the show this year.

The network announced the news with a short video that also revealed a new logo:

For months, we’ve been getting tiny teasers of the show and its world: a glimpse of Daniel Henney as al’Lan Mandragoran; five seconds of Rosamund Pike as Moiraine; Mat’s dagger, the Heron Blade, a snippet of the score, and a peek at the set. Last month, showrunner Rafe Judkins did an Instagram Q&A to celebrate the show’s official renewal for season two—which came along with the news that production had wrapped on the first season.

It’s been a long road to the screen for The Wheel of Time; the adaptation of Robert Jordan’s books was first announced in 2017, and Amazon gave it a series order in 2018. Like everything else last year, production was halted by the pandemic.

The show will have an eight episode first season, and in that Instagram Q&A, Judkins teased that a trailer should be coming soon. Hopefully when that happens, it’ll have an exact premiere date!

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Molly Templeton has been a bookseller, an alt-weekly editor, and assistant managing editor of Tor.com, among other things. She now lives and writes in Oregon, and spends as much time as possible in the woods. You can also find her on Twitter @mollytempleton
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