The Daily Trolloc (17)


Issue 17.

The Wheel of Time TV Show

What we know:

Production Studio - Sony Pictures Television
Production Company - Radar Pictures
Show Runner - Rafe Judkins
Executive Producers - Ted FieldMike WeberDarren LemkeRed Eagle
Consulting Producer - Harriet McDougal

New News: Not a peep since JordanCon back in April at which we learnt the following:
Sony Pictures Television has signed a contract with executive producer Ted Field of Radar Productions (with whom Bandersnatch Group signed a contract last year) to develop a TV production of the Wheel of Time series.
And a week or so later:
We understand that Rafe and Ted are currently in discussions with a number of content distributors/networks, and that negotiations will be concluded soon. Sorry, we don't know who they are.
Source for both comments from Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time Googleplus page.

Related News:

For those of you who have been holding a torch against all reason for HBO to be the ones to pay Sony/Radar to make the show...it's time to extinguish it. The CEO of HBO had the following to say in a Variety article on why HBO didn't want LotR(other than the ridiculous price tag):
HBO wasn’t interested in bidding for the TV adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” epic, according to CEO Richard Plepler, because it already has a big-budget fantasy franchise — “Game of Thrones.”
Plepler, speaking at Business Insider’s Ignition 2017 media conference Wednesday in New York, noted that HBO has five separate “Game of Thrones” prequels in the works and that the company was not coveting another massive cut on the fantasy genre.
“I’d rather own our IP [intellectual property] 100%… and I’d rather have the ability to work with a product that is inextricably linked to our brand,” the HBO boss said.
There you have it, HBO have officially said they are "not coveting another massive cut on the fantasy genre".

So here's a quick recap of who's out, iffy and still in the running.

OUT

HBO (Got Spin-offs)
Amazon (1 perhaps 2 Middle Earth shows)
Showtime (King Killer Chronicles)

IFFY

Netflix (has "The Witcher" but due to its subscriber base being bigger than all the US cable companies combined, it would be silly to say they can't do two big Fantasy shows)

CBS Direct (CBS owns Showtime and sell it as an add on to their streaming service, so it's iffy that they also do their own big fantasy show)

STILL IN THE RUNNING

AMC (Has a strong partnership with Sony and other than being stingy on budgets for their shows, would be a good fit. With "The Walking Dead" ratings starting to decline they might be looking for the next big thing)

Apple TV (Ex Sony Pictures Television bosses are in charge and have a Billion in loose change to spend on ten or so shows, Have only announced two so far)

Disney (are launching a streaming service in 2019 and so far have four live-action series based on Disney properties in development: Star Wars, High School Musical, Monsters, Inc. and Marvel)

StarZ (they have "Outlander" and "Amercian Gods" but no straight up fantasy show...surely they don't want to be the only one of the big established channels not to have one)

The above in Narg's opinion be the major contenders, any other network or streaming service is extremely unlikely and undesirable INO.

General Wheel of Time News

The world was introduced to two future WoTmaniacs:



Some lucky sheepherder had a friend make this for them:


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The above are covers and pitch art he did for the Eye of The World Graphic Novel.

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