The protagonists of 'The Wheel of Time' on the faithful adaptation, diversity and the message of the series

The Wheel of Time: Amazon Originals, Josha Stradowski (Rand al'Thor), Marcus Rutherford (Perrin Aybara), Madeleine Madden (Egwene Al'Vere), and Zoë Robins (Nynaeve al'Meara)
The Wheel of Time: Amazon Originals

Amazon Prime Video launches its new great fantastic bet with 'The Wheel of Time', an ambitious adaptation of the best-selling saga written by Robert Jordan, which immerses the viewer in a dark universe of magic, prophecies, and monsters, with an international cast headed by Rosamund Pike ('Lost'). The series, which is already in its second season, focuses on a group of young people among whom is the person chosen to save a world marked by the cyclical nature of time.


'The Wheel of Time' is a great global platform for the cast of young promises who play the candidates for Dragon Reborn. Josha Stradowski (Rand al'Thor), Marcus Rutherford (Perrin Aybara), Madeleine Madden (Egwene Al'Vere), and Zoë Robins (Nynaeve al'Meara) are responsible for bringing to life this group of budding heroes who embark on the adventure of their lives with the guidance of Moiraine, the character played by Pike.


With them, we had the opportunity to chat about the series and what it means for them to participate in a large-scale production, in which Amazon has placed all its hopes. We asked them about their experience having Rosamund Pike as their "Mistress of the Dungeon", the message of struggle that the series launches to the new generations, and what it was like to work with Álvaro Morte, the actor from 'La casa de papel', who has a role in adaptation. In addition, they told us about the diversity in the series - a step up from other fantastic epics -, the fidelity of the adaptation, what we can expect from the second season, and who in real life would be a good candidate for Dragon Reborn. It is obvious how excited they are all about the series and the great opportunity it represents for them.


Amazon and epic fantasy

'The wheel of time' is one of the most popular fantasy sagas with more than 90 million books sold. Set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists and only a few women can access it, the story follows Moiraine (Pike), a member of an incredibly powerful female organization called Aes Sedai, as she arrives in the small town of Dos. Rivers. She there she embarks on a dangerous journey around the world with five young men, one of whom has been prophesied as the Dragon Reborn, a chosen one who will save or destroy humanity.

    

The television adaptation is directed by Rafe Judkins ('Agents of SHIELD'), with Larry Mondragon and Rick Selvage of Red Eagle Entertainment, Ted Field and Mike Weber of Radar Pictures, Darren Lemke, Marigo Kehoe, and Uta Briesewitz serving as executive producers. In addition to starring in the series, Rosamund Pike participates as a producer. The first three episodes are now available on Amazon Prime Video. The rest will be released weekly. The series is part of Amazon Prime Video's commitment to the fantasy epic, which will continue with the premiere of its long-awaited 'Lord of the Rings series. The literary saga of 'The Wheel of Time' is available in audiobook format exclusively on Storytel.

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