The Amazon Prime Video upcoming epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time, released a stunning video tease of the Two Rivers set. To excite fans of the book series even more, the video specifically shows The Winespring Inn in Emond’s Field.
As we’ve mentioned before, every Wednesday, The Wheel of Time twitter account has been hosting a read-along of the first book, The Eye of the World. The read-along came to a close this past Wednesday and as it finished, a beautifully shot set video of where the book begins was shared. The tweet has a quote from the character Thom Merrilin which reads, “‘You want stories?’ Thom Merrilin declaimed. ‘I have stories, and I will give them to you. I will make them come alive before your eyes.'”
The video begins with the camera on a page from the beginning of The Eye of the World. The page describes the charming, idyllic setting of Emond’s Field. The page reads:
“The Winespring Inn stood at the east end of the Green, hard beside the Wagon Bridge. The first floor of the inn was river rock, but the foundation was of older stone some said came from the mountains…”
As the sounds of nature are heard in the background, the camera pulls away and Emond’s Field and The Winespring Inn are revealed.
Earlier this year, the social media account released an image of the Emond’s Field set, however, it was an image of a working set, not a video and it didn’t show the beauty of the rustic village or The Winespring Inn. Emond’s Field in The Two Rivers region is where our young heroes in the series are from. The region is the backdrop from the beginning of the book and is referred to and visited throughout the book series.
— The Wheel of Time on Prime (@WOTonPrime) September 9, 2020
The Wheel of Time is based on Robert Jordan’s fantasy series spanning 14 books. The final three books in the series were written by fantasy author Brandon Sanderson after Jordan’s passing. It is set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists, but only women can use it. Meaning that in this series — women hold the keys to power. The story follows Moiraine, a member of the shadowy and influential all-female organization called the “Aes Sedai” as she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women. Moiraine is interested in these five because she believes one of them might be the reincarnation of an incredibly powerful individual, whom prophecies say will either save humanity or destroy it.
Here’s the cast of the show so far!
Josha Stradowski, as Rand al’Thor, Barney Harris (Mat Cauthon), Madeleine Madden (Egwene Al’Vere), Zoe Robin (Nyneave) Marcus Rutherford (Perrin Aybarra), Rosamund Pike (Moirane), Josha Stradowski (Rand), Daniel Henney (Lan), Michael McElhatton (Tam Al’Thor), Alexandre Willaume (Thom Merrilan), Hammed Animashaun (Loial), Johann Myers (Padan Fain), Alvaro Morte (Logain), Priyanka Bose (Alanna Mosvani), Taylor Napier (Maksim), Emmanuel Imani (Ihvon), Kate Fleetwood (Liandrin Guirale), Clare Perkins (Kerene Nagashi), Lolita Chakrabarti (Marin Al’Vere), Michael Tuahine (Bran Al’Vere), David Sterne (Cenn Buie), Christopher Sciueref (Abell Cauthon), Juliet Howland (Natti Cauthon), Mandi Symonds (Daise Conger), Abdul Salis (Eamon Valda) and Stuart Graham (Geofram Bornhald), Pasha Bocarie (Master Grinwell), Jennifer Preston (Mistress Grinwell), Izuka Hoyle(Dana), Darren Clarke (Basel Gill), Daryl McCormack (Aram), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Illa), Narinda Samra (Raen), Kae Alexander (Min Farshaw), Sopie Okonedo (Siuan Sanche), Kate Fleetwood (Liandrin Guirale), Clare Perkins (Kerene Nagashi) and Peter Franzen (Stepin). Actors playing unknown roles are Jennifer Cheon Garcia and Kate Franz.
As usual, after this latest announcement, I’m still left wondering who will play Elyas Machera!
Executive producer/showrunner Rafe Judkins adapted the novels for television. Executive producers also include Larry Mondragon and Rick Selvage of Red Eagle Entertainment, Ted Field and Mike Weber of Radar Pictures, Darren Lemke, Marigo Kehoe and Uta Briesewitz. Jordan’s widow Harriet McDougal and Sanderson will serve as consulting producers.
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