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Re: Wheel of Time TV Series
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2016, 02:51:47 AM »
My feeling about the Game of Thrones TV series is that it does a good job of streamlining and decluttering the book content - there have been several arcs and developments that have come clear in the TV show that I felt remained murky in the books - so hopefully WoT can get a similar treatment and be something both snappy and epic on the small screen.
I agree to an extent, then I look at what happened to Dorne...and it made me not bother with the show anymore.
Dorne is unfortunately an inconvenient mess in both show and books, although the show has handled it very badly. Is there anything similar in WoT?

It some ways Seanchan = Dorne.   I kind of feel like both are around for the end game but their actions until that time are kind of a waste.

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Re: Wheel of Time TV Series
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2016, 02:43:36 PM »
I was very excited to hear about WoT finally getting a (hopefully) proper TV adaptation!

At 14 books the series can be rather daunting, but hopefully the show will bring new readers to the series.

I'm curious which "major studio" has signed on to produce the adaptation. HBO might be interested for a successor to GoT (which is apparently winding down after two more years supposedly...?). Showtime might also be interested in it as well giving them something to compete with GoT. I've also heard of Sony/AMC being a potential candidate as well.

So long as it doesn't go to MTV (Sorry Shannara...) or Starz (anyone remember the awful King Arthur drama series? No... that's good) I think we should be fine. I'm willing to even give SyFy the benefit of the doubt after how well The Expanse turned out.

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Re: Wheel of Time TV Series
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2016, 07:26:04 PM »
You'd imagine AMC or FX would want to go for it. An attempt to be a successor to GoT since it's (supposedly) ending soon, and they have the weight to push it alongside their other big shows.

Two basic things that show would need, money and a good script/showrunner(s).


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Re: Wheel of Time TV Series
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2016, 01:09:04 AM »
I was very excited to hear about WoT finally getting a (hopefully) proper TV adaptation!

At 14 books the series can be rather daunting, but hopefully the show will bring new readers to the series.

I'm curious which "major studio" has signed on to produce the adaptation. HBO might be interested for a successor to GoT (which is apparently winding down after two more years supposedly...?). Showtime might also be interested in it as well giving them something to compete with GoT. I've also heard of Sony/AMC being a potential candidate as well.

So long as it doesn't go to MTV (Sorry Shannara...) or Starz (anyone remember the awful King Arthur drama series? No... that's good) I think we should be fine. I'm willing to even give SyFy the benefit of the doubt after how well The Expanse turned out.
From memory, HBO had a few things pitched to them at the time they decided to go with GoT, and one of those was an Arthurian concept that they passed on, I believe that was probably the dreadful thing that Starz made. WoT has a slight advantage over GoT, in that it is a completed series, so the show runners won't have the issue of making up off book stuff when they get to a certain point.
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« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2016, 04:53:56 AM »
For me, WOT is one of those series that got me reading fantasy and sorta stayed with me even though I acknowledge how flawed it is.

I echo the sentiments of many here who have said that a TV series might be an opportunity to iron out some of the wrinkles we all know this series has. While I have a lot of fondness for it, it also tested my patience to the Nth degree several times. I'd love to see a talented showrunner take a hand to this.

Also, because I'm a giant nerd, I've already cast this: http://armiesoftheundying.blogspot.ca/2016/05/the-wheel-weaves-as-network-wills.html
"The battle's won easy and the war's won cheap
My lords seem to trust me but I'm just 18
So I'll hang their hides from the bannisters
When I take my revenge on the Lannisters
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Can't get with Talisa but damn dat ass
Hey, hey, I wanna be Robb Stark..."

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Re: Wheel of Time TV Series
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2016, 03:20:34 PM »
I know absolutely nothing about the books or characters, but with this fan-cast I would definitely, definitely watch. For those interested:
http://www.tor.com/2016/05/25/dream-casting-the-wheel-of-time-adaptation/

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Re: Wheel of Time TV Series
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2016, 03:43:04 PM »
I can't see Emma Stone was Nynaeve. Not even a little bit. Her demeanor in every role seems way too coy and indifferent.

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« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2016, 04:26:38 PM »
I can't see Emma Stone was Nynaeve. Not even a little bit. Her demeanor in every role seems way too coy and indifferent.

right?!  you can't have someone who has the "america's sweetheart" persona and have her play a cranky, braid-tugging bitch.

a) i don't think emily blunt is too old.
b) hasn't emma watson already nailed that role?

as to the rest of his picks -- jeff bridges is absolutely wrong.  ashley greene and sam elliot are absolutely right.  i dig nicholas hoult as rand.  and the northern provinces being asian-flavored is genius.

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Re: Wheel of Time TV Series
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2016, 07:24:56 PM »
and the northern provinces being asian-flavored is genius.
Well, the Borderlands are "asian-flavored" in the books, soooo....? ;)
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« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2016, 07:35:23 PM »
and the northern provinces being asian-flavored is genius.
Well, the Borderlands are "asian-flavored" in the books, soooo....? ;)

weird, i never noticed that.  is that just me?  i mean, even with the physical size of the people up there?  like, lan's huge.

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Re: Wheel of Time TV Series
« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2016, 07:42:53 PM »
i might actually have to re-read the books in this series that i've read
and read more

thought, seriously, is the bath tub scene 2 hundred pages long?
how does that even work?
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« Reply #26 on: May 29, 2016, 07:46:24 PM »
Why don't you make it more interesting by recreating the scene at the same time as reading it.
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Re: Wheel of Time TV Series
« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2016, 02:50:53 AM »
200 pages is easily 2 to 3 hours work. Doable if you refill the bathtub, or you're in a heated bath a la japanese, but man you'd age three decades in the process for sure.
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