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Well May came to an end and that meant Gal Or only gave us one more WoT Sketch for #maysketchaday, though he did promise to draw some more as he continues to read. Even though his interpretations weren't  always totally accurate, they were still awesome! Here's the final one, and  be sure to check out his Instagram, if you haven't been following him!
“Other hallways crossed the one he ran along, at odd angles, sometimes descending, sometimes climbing. None looked any different from the passage he was in, though. Damp stone walls unbroken by doors, and strips of darkness.
As he came on one of those crossing halls, he skidded to a halt. A man stood there, blinking at him uncertainly, in strangely cut coat and breeches, the coat flaring over his hips as the bottoms of the breeches flared over his boots. Both were bright yellow, and his boots were only a little paler.
“Who are you?” Perrin asked. The man’s eyebrows rose as if he were offended. 
The strips of shadow around them writhed. One detached from the ceiling at one end and drifted down to touch the strange man’s head. It appeared to tangle in his hair. The man’s eyes widened, and everything seemed to happen at once. The shadow jerked back to the ceiling, ten feet overhead, trailing something pale. Wet drops splattered Perrin’s face. A bone-rattling shriek shattered the air.”
(The Dragon Reborn, Chapter 9)


While we are on Art, If you are a fan of official Wheel of Time artist Ariel Burgess, Ta'veren Tee's is auctioning off two of her limited signed and numbered (#1) Forsaken pieces:



Tor.com's WoT read along continues to chug along: Reading the Wheel of Time: Almost Everything Finally Gets Explained in Robert Jordan’s The Eye of the World (Part 15)
I am so happy to have reached the point of getting an explanation for Mat’s deterioration. I must say, I got so caught up trying to decide whether I thought that he was being possessed by Mordeth that it’s been a while since I thought about Mashadar on its own, and I don’t think it occurred to me to ponder that it, too, might have left a taint on objects inside Shadar Logoth. But Mat’s behavior exactly fits that explanation, his rampant suspicion of strangers trying to help them, and even his suspicion of Rand himself, make a lot of sense now. But as I observed at the time, being scared and suspicious isn’t in itself an unreasonable reaction to being in Mat’s position, so I suppose neither I nor Rand can really be blamed for not getting a better sense of the real problem.
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Narg managed to get Rafe to show some interest in something WoT related:


It's been 4 months since you posted something WoT related Rafe! C'mon! Throw us another crumb!

While we wait for crumbs...The Kingkiller Chronicles adaptation seems to be moving along. Variety reports that FOX Networks Asia has picked up the distribution rights for Asia. It will be on Showtime in the USA. Note the reported budget...
Pitched by Lionsgate, “Kingkiller” is based on Patrick Rothfuss’s novel “The Name of the Wind,” and is to be directed by Sam Raimi on a budget over $100 million
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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