Rosamund Pike is Moiraine Damodred in Amazon’s Wheel of Time series!

…And I couldn’t be more excited!

One of the most formative works of fantasy fiction from my childhood and teenage years is, beyond a shadow of a doubt, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time. I love the series, I’ve reread the first several books more than once and there are few characters that I loved more than Moiraine Damodred.

When news broke that Amazon would attempt to duplicate HBO’s roaring success by banking on its own adaptation of the series that’s as much of a linchpin in the fantasy community as A Song of Ice and Fire was prior to 2010, I was estatic to see which actors would be tapped for the roles of some of my all-time favourite characters…as well as some of the most annoying characters I can think of. I’m still anxious to see this massive work of fiction translated to the big screen…but an actress of Rosamund Pike’s caliber is a step in the right direction.

She certainly has the gravitas, and the ageless look about her. True, not how I imagined her but now that I know the casting folks over at Amazon have picked her, I am very, very excited to see what she has to offer.

I can’t wait to see how this show looks. And psyke! Brandon Sanderson and Robert Jordan’s widow are both attached to the project as consulting producers, which makes me very hopeful the Amazon series will remain true to the books in spirit and feeling, while cutting all the unpalatable mid-section stuff from the books. Y’all fans of the Wheel of Time know what I’m talking about, don’t feign ignorance.

Who else is excited for this?!

And yup, that’s about it from me for today. Your daily dose of #everythingiscontent. Don’t forget to like and follow me for more excited hooting, book reviewing, graphic novel shennanigans (I read Monstress Vol. 02 and I’ll be writing about that veeeery soon!), and more!

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