I’m technically still on vacation until Labor Day, but when my friend Laura told me the Wheel of Time trailer has dropped, I just had to post this!! If you’re not familiar with this subject matter, the Amazon Prime series is based on Robert Jordan‘s Wheel of Time book series.
Laura, who’s a massive WOT fan, has posted five things to know about this series in this post, so head over there if you’d like to know more about it. Well, without further ado, here’s the teaser trailer:
Woo wee! I really like the look of this trailer… it certainly gives me a The Lord of the Rings vibe which is definitely a good thing. It feels less Game of Thrones as many media outlets have compared it to. Per Laura’s post… “I don’t think it’s accurate to compare them. Firstly, Wheel of Time is a lot more straightforward fantasy than Game of Thrones was. Yes, Game of Thrones has dragons and ice zombies, but most of the focus was on the politics. Wheel of Time leans a lot more heavily into the magical aspect of the world. Secondly, the tone is a lot different. Obviously I can’t say what the show’s tone will be like, but the books at least aren’t nearly as dark and gritty as Game of Thrones, and I doubt the show will be either.”
I’m happy to see plenty of powerful female roles here, played by really strong actors of diverse backgrounds, most notably Rosamund Pike and Sophie Okonedo, who are both British. I’m also excited to see American/Korean actor Daniel Henney in a prominent role as well, yay!!
The visuals also look amazing, which is to be expected for a big budget series like this one. Well, hopefully we get to see the full trailer before the series drops on Amazon Prime on November 19 here in the US. I know what I’ll be watching this Fall!
Updated Oct 12:
Check out the clip introducing two integral characters: Moiraine Damodred (Rosamund Pike) and Lan Mandragoran (Daniel Henney):