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Rosamund Pike cast in Amazon’s Wheel of Time series

It’s been quite a few months since we’ve had any news on Amazon’s upcoming series adaptation of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time epic, but we now have our first piece of casting for the anticipated show as Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) has landed the lead role of Moiraine in the fantasy series.

The Wheel of Time series consists of 14 volumes and a prequel novel, which have sold over 90 million copies around the world, and takes place in a world where magic exists, but only women are able to use it.The story follows Moiraine, a member of the all-female ‘Aes Sedai’ organisation, who embarks on a quest to find The Dragon Reborn, a mythical figure prophesied to fight The Dark One – possibly breaking the world in the process.

Rafe Judkins (Agents of Shield) will showrun with Sony Pictures TV co-producing the series. Westworld and Jessica Jones

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