Wheel of Time TV Series Speculation Round Up!

Update: Sony will be Producing the Wheel of Time Series, No network has been announced yet.

It''s been over week(updates at the bottom) since Harriet teased us with an announcement about an announcement which turned out to be announcing a "soon" to be released announcement, so I thought I'd do a round up of the some of the speculation from around the net.

We of course have my contribution about the studio and possible channel involved.(Sony - Starz)

Adam from the Wertzone speculates about which studio on the Westeros Forum. He favours a Sony - AMC Alliance and also peddles a rumour that the rights deal was an eight figure deal...that's ten million or more to save you counting zeros...Terez was apparently his source and she also had this to say on the Theoryland Forums:
Apparently Jason and his crew are going to be involved somehow; Jason might have managed to get himself hired as producer. If they're supposed to be quiet about this on social media, they're not doing a very good job of it.
 Jason being, Jason Denzel the Dragonmount.com Webmaster.

The Wertzone also has a four part blog post about how the Wheel of Time might be adapted.(Part 1-2, )
Part 2-4

Fool.com a Share Investor website speculated on likely suitors for the Rights last year.(They picked Amazon)

Reddit user LanAkou who is apparently in the biz lets us know a successful WoT adaptation is definitely possible.

Brandon Sanderson also weighed in on reddit about whether he should be involved:
This is a tough one for me to make a call on, as there are so many variables. One thing you have to remember is that, unlike GRRM, I've never worked in film/television. As /u/kaggzz has pointed out, I'm not a screenwriter.
There is a bigger issue, however. I feel it would be dangerous for me to take too much ownership of the Wheel of Time. I've often likened it to the One Ring. At some point, I just needed to give it up, for hanging on too long risks starting to conflate myself with something that rightly belongs to Robert Jordan.
This is a real issue to me; by the end of my tenure on the books, I felt as protective of (and close to) the characters as I did my own. I've never felt that the books I wrote were any less "mine" than things like Stormlight or Mistborn. However, I never want to get into a position where people assume that if I'm not involved in something Wheel of Time related, it's somehow "wrong."
I remember reading once that Jack Nicholson, for example, was offended when he wasn't consulted about how Heath Ledger should play the Joker. That's across the line--he played a great character, and should be proud of his work. But it doesn't mean he needs to be involved forever in the future of the character.
That's not to say I wouldn't consider advising if I were asked, but it is something I think about. Now, the person the REALLY need as a creative consultant is Maria, Team Jordan head of continuity and long time assistant to Robert Jordan and Harriet.
 Last but not least...in case you have been living under a rock, this is what Harriet had to say last week:
 Update: Wanted to share with you exciting news about The Wheel of Time. Legal issues have been resolved. The Wheel of Time will become a cutting edge TV series! I couldn’t be more pleased. Look for the official announcement coming soon from a major studio —Harriet 
Bring on the Announcement! Oh and Narg has a twitter account....

Update 9/9/16: 

Team Jordan updated us on the silence regarding the show on there Google plus account:
Sorry, folks, we would love to be able to tell you more about the announcement Harriet made in April, but according to the terms of the contract, we can't say anything more about it. We assume the next statement will come from the studio. We share your frustration.

Update December 17th:


Speculation post ruling out Starz and Lionsgate due to them now being the same company and already developing 'The King Killer Chronicles' for TV and Movies.

Update 1/1/17:


Speculation of Amazon being involved with the rights.

Update April 17th 2017:


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