After Amazon Prime released the first photos for the first season of The Wheel of Time series last month, the long-awaited trailer for the adaptation of the epic literary series by author Robert Jordan has now arrived.
Showrunner, screenwriter and chief executive producer is Rafe Judkins (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Chuck). Other executive producers include: Larry Mondragon and Rick Selvage for Red Eagle Entertainment (Winter Dragon), Ted Field and Mike Weber for Radar Pictures (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Winter Dragon), Darren Lemke (Shazam !, Goosebumps, Winter Dragon) , Marigo Kehoe and Uta Briesewitz (Westworld) who also directed the first two episodes of the first season. Other first-season directors include Wayne Yip, Salli Richardson Whitfield and Ciaran Donnelly.
Set in an epic world where magic exists but can only be used by certain women, the story follows Moiraine, a member of the extremely powerful “shadowy” women’s organization Aes Sedai, as she arrives in the town of Two Rivers. From there, she embarks on a dangerous journey around the world, with five young men and women, one of whom is believed to be the reincarnation of an extremely strong individual – Dragon Reborn, who will either save or destroy humanity.
Starring Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, Jack Reacher, Die Another Day) as Moiraine Damodred, Josha Stradowski (Instinct) as Rand al’Thor, Marcus Rutherford (Obey) as Perrin Aybara, Barney Harris (Long Halftime Walk) as Matrim Cauthon, Zoë Robins (The Shannara Chronicles) as Nynaeve al’Meara, Madeleine Madden (Dora and the Lost City of Gold) as Egwene al’Vere, Michael McElhatton (Game of Thrones, Chernobyl) as Tam Al’Thor and Daniel Henney Minds) as Lan Mandragoran.
The first season of The Wheel of Time will premiere with as many as three episodes on November 19, and consists of a total of six episodes (Leavetaking, Shadow’s Waiting, A Place of Safety, The Dragon Reborn, Blood Calls Blood and The Flame of Tar Valon). The series has already been renewed for the second season and production on it started back in July.
Check out the first trailer for The Wheel of Time below.