A Wheel Of Time TV Show? Mysterious Pilot Airs In The Middle Of Night For Robert Jordan's Popular Series [VIDEO]
The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan is a much loved, extremely popular fantasy series. Like Lord of the Rings level popular. You would think that a television series surrounding the show would be a hit. So why did the pilot air in the middle of the night?
The answer is simple, it was basically junk.
What should be a big name series aired on FXX but not really as programming. The slot was purchased by Red Eagle Entertainment to run the show reported iO9. And this is just the tip of the strange ice burg.
The reason the company aired it as it did was because they were about to lose the rights. This isn't the only time that we've ever seen a company throw something together to hold on to the rights (I am looking at you Dragon Ball: Evolution).
So yes, this was a legit pilot but it's probably not worth your time Robert Jordan fans. That doesn't mean that the company is giving up on the series. The company apparently has plans to make an actual show at some point.
But wait, it gets weirder.
Jordan's widow released a statement saying that this was a completely unauthorized pilot and her team would be working to ensure that nothing of the sort happens again.
Further information points to Red Eagle actually having the rights but having thus far made a spectacular mess of any media they've tried to produce with them. The rights were due to expire this week so the pilot looks like it may have just been a ploy to keep them.
Wheel of Time fans, don't hold your breath on this one. You'll just have to make due with Game of Thrones. You can watch the pilot below.