Vulture: Rosamund Pike, who’s proved herself to be a magical actress time and time again, will gain actual magical powers in the upcoming “Wheel of Time” adaptation.
As fans, we can agree more. So Amazon’s series adaptation has found its lead. Rosamund Pike is set to star in her role as ‘Moiraine’ in the adaptation of Robert Jordan’s best-selling fantasy novels.
‘The Wheel of Time’ is set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists and only certain women are allowed to access it. It follows Moiraine (Pike), a member of the incredibly powerful all-female organization called the Aes Sedai, as she arrives in the small town of Two Rivers. There, she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who will either save or destroy humanity. The series draws on numerous elements of European and Asian culture and philosophy, particularly Buddhism and Hinduism.
Also, Pike will be a producer with Harriet McDougal and Brandon Sanderson, who they are consulting producers.
The series is co-produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television.
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