The Wheel of Time has started turning at Amazon Studios as the streamer unveils the first trailer and premiere date for the fantasy series.
“The Wheel of Time turns and ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend,” an unidentified voice says in the beginning of the trailer.
The Amazon adaptation of Robert Jordan’s books is set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists, but only women can use it. The trailer also gives first glimpses as Rosamund Pike’s Moiraine, a member of the shadowy and influential all-female organization called the ‘Aes Sedai’ who 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.
In between the verdant shots of the Czech Republic, where the series was filmed, the Wheel of Time trailer teases the prowess of women who use their power to “protect the world,” even if they’re going head to head with each other.
“No matter what happens, what pain we face, the heartbreak, the wheel keeps turning,” another character says.
The snippet ends with Moiraine dramatically summoning her powers to defeat the evils that threaten her journey.
The Wheel of Time is co-produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television and also features Josha Stradowski, Marcus Rutherford, Zoe Robins, Barney Harris, Madeleine Madden, Daniel Henney, Michael McElhatton, The series premiere on November 19.
Larry Mondragon and Rick Selvage of Red Eagle Entertainment, Ted Field and Mike Weber of Radar Pictures, Darren Lemke, Marigo Kehoe and Uta Briesewitz will also serve as executive producers, with Briesewitz set to direct the first two episodes. Rosamund Pike will serve as producer and Harriet McDougal and Brandon Sanderson as consulting producers.
Watch the trailer above.
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