The Daily Trolloc (41)


Issue 41. (Art by D.K. Sweet)

TV News and Info at the bottom

General Wheel of Time News

As mentioned in last weeks issue, The Great American Read started this week. The two hour pilot only briefly mentioned Wheel of Time at around the 43:57 mark, but according to Jason Denzel it will feature more later in the series.
The show’s producers spoke to me for over a half hour by phone, asked me to travel for a recording, and ended up with a bunch of footage of me talking about the saga and its heroes. It’ll probably be featured in one of the upcoming shows this Fall.
Voting has started on the website but it's only open to US, US Territories, and Canada. You can always use a USA based VPN if your're desperate to vote from outside those areas. You can also Vote on Twitter and Facebook by just using the #VoteWheelTime tag when you post. Not sure if they are able to weed out Non North American voters that way, so international voters may get away with voting.

You can place one vote for each book every day, so go ahead and vote everyday for The Wheel of Time! Ya never know, if the WoT TV show is still being squatted on in October when Voting ends, a good result in the poll, could influence the squatters to actually move ahead with it.

PBS series will crown top U.S. novel or series

Gal Or aka @lightwaved did another three WoT sketches for #maysketchaday!




Narg will be sad when May ends!

I’m also really interested in the state of the palace. It makes sense that the Aes Sedai would have the ability to make things grow and to ward against whatever dark influences are making winter last and ruining the harvests. But this is the first we’ve seen of such an ability, and Elayne’s complaint that it is unfair for the royal family to have flowers when the people can’t grow enough to eat feels like an important one. Perhaps it’s because I’m already suspicious of Elaida, but I suspect we will find plenty of Aes Sedai who are out of touch with the regular people, either because they don’t care or because they are too focused on the bigger picture of the war against the Dark One. That kind of perspective is something that Nynaeve has accused Moiraine of before, and although I don’t think that was really warranted in Moiraine’s case, I do think that it will be a problem in others.
Mini Matrim, finally found his way to his new home. DreamsofPop INO did an awesome Job!

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Funny thing is, even though Narg loves min Mat, he actually loves just seeing The Wheel of Time on the box a little bit more. Narg will be a very happy Trolloc if when, Wheel of Time merchandise becomes mainstream.

Apparently, even Warders need towels....
Ta'veren Tees, In Honor of Memorial Day, has 10% off sitewide now through May 29th with coupon code "HEROES".

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The Wheel of Time TV Show

Related News:

Rafe Judkins the Wheel of Time Showrunner landed himself a new gig...He will be producing/writing The Last Amazons for Atrium TV:
The Last Amazon will focus on the great Amazon Queens such as Antiope and Hippolyta, portraying their extraordinary lives, loves and major battles, notably, their campaign against the Ancient Greeks.
Amazon expanded its SFF slate by saving The Expanse that was canceled by SYFY. So another show added that is not Wheel of Time....

News:

(22 April 2018) Harriet McDougal confirmed that the show does have a distributor/network attached. This has been widely speculated but had not been confirmed by anyone attached to the show. No word on who, but Amazon remains the favorite given what's below and she said it wasn't a traditional network.

(9 April 2018) Head of Genre/Event series at Amazon Studio's Confirms Dark Tower via Twitter then deletes tweet. Though not directly related to WoT, this does lend credence to the Deadline article mentioned below. Narg was highly skeptical of WoT actually being in development with Amazon based on just that article, but it would seem highly probable that it is, now that the DT part has been proven correct. Also worth noting is that The DT showrunner mentioned having just completed a new script, and we know Rafe via Instagram inferred he had a deadline for his WoT script coming up a few weeks ago. Could be that they had the same Deadline.


(21 Feb 2018) In an article by Deadline concerning Amazon picking up Iain M. Banks’ classic sci-fi Culture book series, the following was said:
As part of the effort, Amazon made a mega deal for a Lord Of the Rings TV series and is developing a slew of high-profile titles, including The Dark TowerWheel of Time, Ringworld, Lazarus and Snow Crash.
Error, wishful thinking or letting the cat out of the bag? Which ever it is, Narg isn't believing it until Amazon themselves announce it or Deadline actually reports the news in a dedicated article.

Quite a few news websites have reported the story, most of them focusing on The Dark Tower mention using the above quote as their source. Screenrant.com and IGN being the biggest of the bunch, but major Industry sites like Variety, The Hollywood Reporter haven't. Tor.com is also choosing not to bite yet.

Attempts by Narg and others to get clarification from Deadline have yielded zero results and all Amazon had to say was:
Amazon.com does not comment about rumors or speculative news reports.
(9 Feb 2018) Ted Field is in the news again and promoting The Wheel of Time.

In an article on Deadline he had the following to say:
"If Beirut is arriving at a difficult time, Field believes his TV show with Sony, Wheel of Time, may find its moment. The show is set in the distant future when women now rule a universe that has been all but destroyed by the male power structure – “the ultimate gender dynamics series,” Field says. The show is based on a series of 14 volumes written by Robert Jordan (pen name for James O. Rigney Jr). “Timing is part of the roller coaster ride,” Field observes.
(2 Feb 2018) Rafe Judkins the Wheel of Time Showrunner teased us with the Hashtag #WoTmeets LotR from Guatemala where he was on a writers retreat, seemingly indicating he was working on WoT.

Three weeks ago it was announced that Rafe had been picked to rewrite the Uncharted Movie. Looks like that gig isn't getting in the way of him working on WoT.

(18 Jan 2018) Ted Fields Lawyer spoke to the Hollywood Reporter and teased us with this:
One of those announcements will be a television series for Wheel of Time
Other than that not a peep since JordanCon back in April 2017, 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.

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