Day 26. 17 pages, 8,490 words.
This week we took another baby step towards a Wheel of Time TV series.
Like the Star Wars sequels and allied movies, I like to think this blog is a bit of a long-term watchlist for this sort of thing. Since I’ve been keeping my finger very lazily on the pulse of science fiction and fantasy entertainment since 2005, I’ve wound up being able to follow some of these endeavours in and out of Production Hell almost since their inception.
Certainly, the Wheel of Time has been part of my online existence for … basically as long as I’ve had an online existence. Twenty years or so, now.
The news on Epicstream is that the series is going ahead after another year-long lull in news, but this could just be another bit of random space-noise on the radar. Whether Billy Zane is still involved, I suppose, remains to be seen. That was the plan almost exactly a year ago (or maybe it was two years ago).
Anyway, apparently “The series of books started with The Eye of the World in 1990 and ended with A Memory of Light, which Sanderson completed after Sanderson passed away in 2017.”
Which is surreal, and suggests Sanderson might be undead. That would explain a lot, actually.
Let’s maintain our cautious optimism and wait to see what sort of announcements come out in April 2018.