The Wheel Of Time: In an interview with The Ringer, Rafe Judkins, showrunner and executive producer of The Wheel of Time, talked about how the Amazon Prime Video series inevitably came to be compared to HBO’s Game of Thrones .
Even though the plots address different subjects and have different approaches, many fantasy fans could not help but draw some parallels between the two works. “I think this is like an oppressive burden,” he joked.
“To be honest, the series as well as the books [the production was based on] are not like Game of Thrones. That’s something I’ve made clear to Prime Video producers from the beginning,” he revealed.
“If you’re looking for the next Game of Thrones, this one isn’t,” he argued, adding that he wanted to present a project that was totally different from what the public already knew. When problematizing this issue, Judkins said that most of his ideas could even go hand in hand with what was exposed in Game of Thrones, given that there are common points in fantasy stories.
“I think when people say they’re looking for the next Game of Thrones, a lot of times they mean they’re looking for something that can pop a bubble to reach other audiences,” the producer speculated.
The Wheel of Time: Learn about the Amazon Prime Video series
Released last week, The Wheel of Time is based on a collection of 11 novels developed by writer Robert Jordan. After his death, Brandon Sanderson was responsible for continuing the narrative, which extended to volume 14. In Brazil, the books were published by Editora Intrínseca and have a legion of fans, precisely because of all the innovative aspects in the field of fantastic literature. .
The cast includes guest appearances by Rosamund Pike, Josha Stradowski, Madeleine Madden, Zoe Robins, Daniel Henney, Álvaro Mote, Sophie Okonedo and Barney Harris. Every week, Amazon Prime Video will make available a new episode of the series, which, in fact, is being considered the most watched debut of the platform in 2021.
Scheduled to have eight chapters, its screening should close on December 24th of this year. So stay tuned and be sure to watch!