How do you expect seasons will go?

Discussion in 'Wheel of Time TV Show' started by Ivien Tarkand, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. Ivien Tarkand

    Ivien Tarkand Aes Sedai

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    Season per book or not?

    For some books, especially earlier ones season per book would be fine. But later like 9th book two episodes would do if they want to keep people watching. xD

    What would be best in my opinion is for them to cut out all descriptions and then divide that plot into what would make sense for seasons and ignoring book way completely at least later.

    I really wonder how will they film this without it going on for 10 years. I mean I won't mind if it's good, but it may be a bit too long.
     
  2. Narysse a'Jahar

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    The good news here is that Sony is involved and they are doing a fabulous job with Outlander.

    There is hope they will treat WoT similarly.
     
  3. Leo Kian

    Leo Kian Aes Sedai Mayor Forum Moderator

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    I agree Ivien. I think some books could be a full season but otherwise would have to be mushed together. I hope they don't try to make 10 seasons, it's just too much and shows tend to get tired after too many.
     
  4. Aduiavas Ida

    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    I agree that the books can easily be a season each. The first three at least, have a very clear beginning, middle and climatic end part. After that, it is more continous. And book 8-9-10 can probably easily be shortened.
     
  5. Elyss Koh'inor

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    Later you also get a multitude of perspectives which I feel would be interesting, but hard to handle in a show. Maybe limiting focus characters to the main cast would be a way to trim.
     
  6. Aduiavas Ida

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    Yes, I suspect minor plots, like Morgase arc will most likely be dropped. And Perrin vs Shaido would not be harmed by being shortened.
     
  7. Jaim al`Bearach

    Jaim al`Bearach Gaidin

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    I'd agree they will probably drop some sub plots.. But hopefully the main arc remains true
     
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    Oh they did so well with that..
     
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    Atreyu Silverstar Gaidin Forum Moderator

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    Oh no, I think once you cut out the unnecessary exposition and some of the subplots the series is actually like 6 or 7 seasons tops.
     
  10. Sorcha Al'Verdan

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    If they didn't make the Faile being held by the Aiel thing last forever it would cut out at least a season
     
  11. Aduiavas Ida

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    They could actually drop that altogether and it wouldn't derail the story too much :look
     
  12. Ealandrelle Melyma

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    I think they could deal with the Faile-Aiel storyline in one episode. Captured>Perrin is pissed>Rescued. Doesn't need the endless soul-searching and the whole stupid Berelain storyline. Nor the multiple escape attempts by Faile and her little mini-Resistance. Maybe 2 episodes - depends how much they want to make of the Axe vs Hammer thing. It could be 2 episodes with other stuff happening with the other characters in between agonising :p
     
  13. Aduiavas Ida

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    Yeah, that could work. Berelain really don't need to go on that journey at all :look
     
  14. Leala al'Dareis

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    I agree that it would be ideal to do a season per book, but by the same token, some of the books are mostly filler, and there is a lot of description and internal monologue. It would make more sense to play it by ear, so to speak.

    I'm curious about changes the show will make. For example, there are some changes I like, and some I don't on the Game of Thrones series.
     
  15. Leo Kian

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    I think Elayne gaining the throne of Andor can be cut down quite a bit too. It stretches across four books as far as I can remember and although some interesting bits it could be made leaner.
     
  16. Aduiavas Ida

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    Oh yes, that too. I think that the Sea Folk can be trimmed a lot too, if not dropped in its entirety...
     
  17. Leo Kian

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    An arc I really hope they keep is the Black Ajah Hunters.

    I know nothing really came of the hunt, there was the whole thing with the Hunters gatecrashing a Supreme Council meeting that never happened for some reason. It just kind of petered out but I really like the characters and the arc in general.
     
  18. Aduiavas Ida

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    I think that is one of the things that will be cut as well. :\
     
  19. Elyss Koh'inor

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    I think the Sea Folk will be a good way to keep some of the diversity already in place in the books.

    While their interaction with Rand might be limited, the Sea Folk do have an impact on the Bowl of Winds plot line too.
     
  20. Leala al'Dareis

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    The books were so colorful in my mind, too. I hope the trend of desaturation to make things look edgy isn't used.

    That said, I think the Tinkers will be dazzling. :)