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Red Eagle Entertainment and Sony Make Deal to Develop ‘Wheel of Time’ Television Series

Robert Jordan’s fantasy epic The Wheel of Time is one step closer to showing up on our television screens. Variety is reporting that Red Eagle Entertainment and Sony have reached a deal to develop a series based on the fourteen book saga. Radar Pictures will also produce.

Rafe Judkins has been hired to write and showrun the series, and Jordan’s widow Harriet McDougal will serve as a consulting producer.

Red Eagle Entertainment has been trying to get this deal done with Sony for two years now, and went so far as to shoot a bizarre adaptation of the prologue of The Eye of the World called Winter Dragon to keep the rights. I’m honestly amazed the project is moving along this far.

Let’s see what happens next, shall we?

Via Variety

Episode 41 – #JusticeForSnakeThing

On this installment of the podcast, we talk about Spider-man joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the weird Wheel of Time Pilot that aired, the Master returning in the Doctor Who Series 9 opener, the new Rick Flagg in Suicide Squad, the first picture of Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Deadpool-casting-pa-looza, and Nick and Pher’s trip to Anime Milwaukee.

And we read your mail on top of that.

It’s a long-ish episode this fortnight for sure.

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“Winter Dragon” Producers Suing Robert Jordan’s Widow For Defamation

Some of you may remember that a weird pilot for a Wheel of Time series aired on FXX in the middle of the night last week. It was produced by Red Eagle Entertainment, and they’ve blatantly come out and said it was put on TV so they could hold onto the rights for the Robert Jordan book series.

Of course, they had to admit it, because the internet went (what I am now terming) “bat-shit confused” over the thing.

One of the strongest reactions about the pilot came from Robert Jordan’s widow and agent Harriet McDougal. McDougal made statements that Universal, and not Red Eagle, had the rights to Wheel of Time and that the project was unauthorized.

And because of that statement, Red Eagle Entertainment is suing Harriet McDougal.

See, Red Eagle Entertainment contends that they do have the rights, and that they had only temporarily transferred them to Universal. In fact, they say McDougal knew that since she was present at meetings Red Eagle had with Sony (who they are currently trying to license the rights to). Red Eagle Entertainment argues that McDougal’s statements undermine their negotiations with Sony.

Which, y’know, they kind of do.

This whole situation is amazing in its weirdness.