Wheel of Time TV Show - Time of Death


Narg is calling "The Time of Death" for the Wheel of Time TV adaptation at Nov. 13, 2017.

Why?

Amazon Press Release:
Amazon to Adapt J.R.R. Tolkien’s Globally Renowned Fantasy Novels, The Lord of the Rings, for Television with a Multi Season Production Commitment

Television adaptation, exploring new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring, slated to debut exclusively on Prime Video

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 13, 2017-- (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced it has acquired the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on the celebrated fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment. The upcoming Amazon Prime Original will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment.

“The Lord of the Rings is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans through literature and the big screen,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, Head of Scripted Series, Amazon Studios. “We are honored to be working with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line on this exciting collaboration for television and are thrilled to be taking The Lord of the Rings fans on a new epic journey in Middle Earth.”
“We are delighted that Amazon, with its longstanding commitment to literature, is the home of the first-ever multi-season television series for The Lord of the Rings,” said Matt Galsor, a representative for the Tolkien Estate and Trust and HarperCollins. “Sharon and the team at Amazon Studios have exceptional ideas to bring to the screen previously unexplored stories based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s original writings.”
Set in Middle Earth, the television adaptation will explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. The deal includes a potential additional spin-off series.
A world-renowned literary work, and winner of the International Fantasy Award and Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, The Lord of the Ringsnovels was named Amazon customers’ favorite book of the millennium in 1999 and Britain’s best-loved novel of all time in BBC’s The Big Read in 2003. Its theatrical adaptations, from New Line Cinema and Director Peter Jackson, earned a combined gross of nearly $6 billion worldwide. With an all-star cast that included Elijah WoodViggo MortensenIan McKellenLiv TylerSean Astin and Orlando BloomThe Lord of the Ringstrilogy garnered a combined 17 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
The upcoming Amazon Prime Original will be available for Prime members to stream and enjoy using the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Amazon Fire TV, and mobile devices, or online with other Amazon Prime Originals online at Amazon.com/originals, at no additional cost to their membership. Eligible customers who are not already Prime members can sign up for a free trial at www.amazon.com/prime. For a list of all Amazon Prime Video compatible devices, visit www.amazon.com/howtostream. The series will be a global release for members to watch via the Prime Video app or online at PrimeVideo.com in more than 200 countries and territories.
With the KingKiller Chronicles(Showtime),  The Witcher series(Netflix), Game of Thrones(HBO) spinoff  and now The Lord of The Rings confirmed, Narg can not see why anyone would try to compete in such a crowded big budget Fantasy marketplace especially if they will be the ones last to market.  Even if someone did try WoT, it would have to be perfect for it to not suffer from comparisons to the other shows which will already have established audiences.

Sony and Radar INO had a small window to get this show up and INO they have missed it. Narg will be quite happy to eat humble pie if they already have an unannounced  deal stitched up, but as it stands Narg just can't see anyone taking The Wheel of Time head to head with whats already been announced.

That being said TV executives aren't always known for being the sharpest tools in the shed(Amazon is estimated to have payed around 250 Million just for the rights to LotR)....so Narg still has tiny bit of hope.

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