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Dream-Casting The Wheel of Time TV Series

Well, whaddaya know. It’s happening after all.

As you know, Tor.com Bob (especially if you just clicked that link), the television rights to the Wheel of Time series have just been optioned by a major studio, this time with the approval of Robert Jordan’s estate. Which is pretty stupendous news if you’re a WOT fan. That doesn’t mean a WOT TV series is a fait accompli, of course, but it does mean that its existence is a hell of a lot more likely than it was just over a year ago – which, as you may recall, was when the whole Red Eagle/“Winter Dragon” alleged pilot debacle went down. (My thoughts on the subject at the time are at the beginning of this post.) But whatever, who cares about the legal technicalities of it all, when we can discuss the actual important conundrum now facing the fandom?

That conundrum being, of course (drumroll, please): casting. Dun-dun-DUN!

Who, WHO shall play our beloved (and not so beloved) Wheel of Time characters that we have been following for so very long? It’s a question that’s been fought over since the nineties, over and over again, but now we can start yelling at each other about it afresh, y’all! Yay!

[“Hey, a creeping kid! For my film, The Creeping Kid!”]

The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Dragon Reborn, Part 21

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day, Wheel of Time Reread Redux? Thou art more wordy and argumentative – just how I like it!

Today’s Redux post will cover Chapters 43 and 44 of The Dragon Reborn, originally reread in this post.

All original posts are listed in The Wheel of Time Reread Index here, and all Redux posts will also be archived there as well. (The Wheel of Time Master Index, as always, is here, which has links to news, reviews, interviews, and all manner of information about the Wheel of Time in general on Tor.com.)

The Wheel of Time Reread is also available as an e-book series! Yay!

All Reread Redux posts will contain spoilers for the entire Wheel of Time series, so if you haven’t read, read at your own risk.

And now, the post!

[In happier times, it would be all angsty sestinas about the difficulty of getting fur out of one’s teeth]

Series: The Wheel of Time Reread

The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Dragon Reborn, Part 20

How do, Tor.commers! How about you just ease into a fresh new Wheel of Time Reread Redux? That’s what I thought you said!

Today’s Redux post will cover Chapters 41 and 42 of The Dragon Reborn, originally reread in this post.

All original posts are listed in The Wheel of Time Reread Index here, and all Redux posts will also be archived there as well. (The Wheel of Time Master Index, as always, is here, which has links to news, reviews, interviews, and all manner of information about the Wheel of Time in general on Tor.com.)

The Wheel of Time Reread is also available as an e-book series! Yay!

All Reread Redux posts will contain spoilers for the entire Wheel of Time series, so if you haven’t read, read at your own risk.

And now, the post!

[Let our love be a flame not an ember / Say it’s me that you long to dismember]

Series: The Wheel of Time Reread

Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Dragon Reborn, Part 19

Remember when you were young, Wheel of Time Reread Redux? You shone like the sun!

Today’s Redux post will cover Chapters 39 and 40 of The Dragon Reborn, originally reread in this post and this post, respectively.

All original posts are listed in The Wheel of Time Reread Index here, and all Redux posts will also be archived there as well. (The Wheel of Time Master Index, as always, is here, which has links to news, reviews, interviews, and all manner of information about the Wheel of Time in general on Tor.com.)

The Wheel of Time Reread is also available as an e-book series! Yay!

All Reread Redux posts will contain spoilers for the entire Wheel of Time series, so if you haven’t read, read at your own risk.

And now, the post!

[They can call it Scruffy Nerfherder Syndrome]

Series: The Wheel of Time Reread

The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Dragon Reborn, Part 18

Team Wheel of Time Reread Redux is on the move!

Today’s Redux post will cover Chapters 37 and 38 of The Dragon Reborn, originally reread in this post.

All original posts are listed in The Wheel of Time Reread Index here, and all Redux posts will also be archived there as well. (The Wheel of Time Master Index, as always, is here, which has links to news, reviews, interviews, and all manner of information about the Wheel of Time in general on Tor.com.)

The Wheel of Time Reread is also available as an e-book series! Yay!

All Reread Redux posts will contain spoilers for the entire Wheel of Time series, so if you haven’t read, read at your own risk.

And now, the post!

[I mean, I don’t know about anyone else, but Rowling had me at “Diagon Alley”]

Series: The Wheel of Time Reread

The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Dragon Reborn, Part 17

¿Quien es esa nina? Why, the Wheel of Time Reread Redux, of course!

Today’s Redux post will cover Chapters 35 and 36 of The Dragon Reborn, originally reread in this post.

All original posts are listed in The Wheel of Time Reread Index here, and all Redux posts will also be archived there as well. (The Wheel of Time Master Index, as always, is here, which has links to news, reviews, interviews, and all manner of information about the Wheel of Time in general on Tor.com.)

The Wheel of Time Reread is also available as an e-book series! Yay!

All Reread Redux posts will contain spoilers for the entire Wheel of Time series, so if you haven’t read, read at your own risk.

And now, the post!

[You try to avoid her, fate is in your hands]

Series: The Wheel of Time Reread

The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Dragon Reborn, Part 16

Sometimes I get a little bit Wheel of Time Reread Redux!

Today’s Redux post will cover Chapters 32 through 34 of The Dragon Reborn, originally reread in this post.

All original posts are listed in The Wheel of Time Reread Index here, and all Redux posts will also be archived there as well. (The Wheel of Time Master Index, as always, is here, which has links to news, reviews, interviews, and all manner of information about the Wheel of Time in general on Tor.com.)

The Wheel of Time Reread is also available as an e-book series! Yay!

All Reread Redux posts will contain spoilers for the entire Wheel of Time series, so if you haven’t read, read at your own risk.

And now, the post!

[Still, probably an improvement over the Cosmic Punji Stake Pit Trap of Destiny™]

Series: The Wheel of Time Reread

The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Dragon Reborn, Part 15

Indeed, and so it is another Wheel of Time Reread Redux! Huzzah!

Today’s Redux post will cover Chapters 30 and 31 of The Dragon Reborn, originally reread in this post.

All original posts are listed in The Wheel of Time Reread Index here, and all Redux posts will also be archived there as well. (The Wheel of Time Master Index, as always, is here, which has links to news, reviews, interviews, and all manner of information about the Wheel of Time in general on Tor.com.)

The Wheel of Time Reread is also available as an e-book series! Yay!

All Reread Redux posts will contain spoilers for the entire Wheel of Time series, so if you haven’t read, read at your own risk.

And now, the post!

[“Snake Zipper” is the name of my goth skå zither band]

Series: The Wheel of Time Reread

The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Dragon Reborn, Part 14

Punishment for skipping the Wheel of Time Reread Redux is three days’ suspension and refusal of your prom tickets! Okay, not really. But I’ll be sad. You don’t want to make me sad, do you? *sniffle*

Today’s Redux post will cover Chapters 28 and 29 of The Dragon Reborn, originally reread in this post.

All original posts are listed in The Wheel of Time Reread Index here, and all Redux posts will also be archived there as well. (The Wheel of Time Master Index, as always, is here, which has links to news, reviews, interviews, and all manner of information about the Wheel of Time in general on Tor.com.)

The Wheel of Time Reread is also available as an e-book series! Yay!

All Reread Redux posts will contain spoilers for the entire Wheel of Time series, so if you haven’t read, read at your own risk.

And now, the post!

[“Of course you don’t know. You don’t know because only I know. If you knew and I didn’t know, then you’d be teaching me instead of me teaching you – and for a student to be teaching his teacher is presumptuous and rude. Do I make myself clear?”]

Series: The Wheel of Time Reread

The Wheel of Time Reread Redux, The Dragon Reborn, Part 13

Yeah, boi, it’s the Wheel of Time Reread Redux! Yeah, what, word.

Today’s Redux post will cover Chapters 26 and 27 of The Dragon Reborn, originally reread in this post.

All original posts are listed in The Wheel of Time Reread Index here, and all Redux posts will also be archived there as well. (The Wheel of Time Master Index, as always, is here, which has links to news, reviews, interviews, and all manner of information about the Wheel of Time in general on Tor.com.)

The Wheel of Time Reread is also available as an e-book series! Yay!

All Reread Redux posts will contain spoilers for the entire Wheel of Time series, so if you haven’t read, read at your own risk.

And now, the post!

[Me llamo T-Bone, La araña discoteca]

Series: The Wheel of Time Reread

The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Dragon Reborn, Part 12

Happy Idus Martiae, Tor.commers! Try the Caesar salad!

What? Oh, fine. Here, have a Wheel of Time Reread Redux, instead!

Today’s Redux post will cover Chapters 24 and 25 of The Dragon Reborn, originally reread in this post.

All original posts are listed in The Wheel of Time Reread Index here, and all Redux posts will also be archived there as well. (The Wheel of Time Master Index, as always, is here, which has links to news, reviews, interviews, and all manner of information about the Wheel of Time in general on Tor.com.)

The Wheel of Time Reread is also available as an e-book series! Yay!

All Reread Redux posts will contain spoilers for the entire Wheel of Time series, so if you haven’t read, read at your own risk.

And now, the post!

[Only good scene in that whole damn trilogy, if you ask me]

Series: The Wheel of Time Reread

The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Dragon Reborn, Part 11

All rise for the honorable Wheel of Time Reread Redux!

Today’s Redux post will cover Chapters 21 through 23 of The Dragon Reborn, originally reread in this post and this post.

All original posts are listed in The Wheel of Time Reread Index here, and all Redux posts will also be archived there as well. (The Wheel of Time Master Index, as always, is here, which has links to news, reviews, interviews, and all manner of information about the Wheel of Time in general on Tor.com.)

The Wheel of Time Reread is also available as an e-book series! Yay!

All Reread Redux posts will contain spoilers for the entire Wheel of Time series, so if you haven’t read, read at your own risk.

And now, the post!

[I guess no one had invented the word “activist” yet]

Series: The Wheel of Time Reread

The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Dragon Reborn, Part 10

You got to roll me and call me the tumblin’ dice, Tor.com, cause it’s another Wheel of Time Reread Redux!

Today’s Redux post will cover Chapters 19 and 20 of The Dragon Reborn, originally reread in this post.

All original posts are listed in The Wheel of Time Reread Index here, and all Redux posts will also be archived there as well. (The Wheel of Time Master Index, as always, is here, which has links to news, reviews, interviews, and all manner of information about the Wheel of Time in general on Tor.com.)

The Wheel of Time Reread is also available as an e-book series! Yay!

All Reread Redux posts will contain spoilers for the entire Wheel of Time series, so if you haven’t read, read at your own risk.

And now, the post!

[(Note the five sixes. Yahtzee!!) ~ Joe Shaw]

Series: The Wheel of Time Reread

The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Dragon Reborn, Part 9

Aloha, Tor.com! Welcome to another Wheel of Time Reread Redux!

Today’s Redux post will cover Chapters 17 and 18 of The Dragon Reborn, originally reread in this post.

All original posts are listed in The Wheel of Time Reread Index here, and all Redux posts will also be archived there as well. (The Wheel of Time Master Index, as always, is here, which has links to news, reviews, interviews, and all manner of information about the Wheel of Time in general on Tor.com.)

The Wheel of Time Reread is also available as an e-book series! Yay!

All Reread Redux posts will contain spoilers for the entire Wheel of Time series, so if you haven’t read, read at your own risk.

And now, the post!

[“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.” ~Jonathan Swift]

Series: The Wheel of Time Reread

The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Dragon Reborn, Part 8

Well, and a jocular corpulent Day of Tiw to you, party people! And as is tradition among my people on this particular calendarial epoch, let the good (Wheel of) Times (Reread Redux) roll!

Today’s Redux post will cover Chapters 15 and 16 of The Dragon Reborn, originally reread in this post.

All original posts are listed in The Wheel of Time Reread Index here, and all Redux posts will also be archived there as well. (The Wheel of Time Master Index, as always, is here, which has links to news, reviews, interviews, and all manner of information about the Wheel of Time in general on Tor.com.)

The Wheel of Time Reread is also available as an e-book series! Yay!

All Reread Redux posts will contain spoilers for the entire Wheel of Time series, so if you haven’t read, read at your own risk.

And now, the post!

[I saw awesome parades this weekend and YOU DIDN’T, neener]

Series: The Wheel of Time Reread