Immediate Takeaways from Rafe Judkins' Twitter Q&A

Discussion in 'Wheel of Time TV Show' started by Jeffan Caliarthan, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Narysse a'Jahar

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  2. Jeffan Caliarthan

    Jeffan Caliarthan Aes Sedai Director of Marketing Social Marketing Manager

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    Yeah, there's a reason we used his full name. :p
     
  3. Toral Delvar

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    If I'd had the chance, I'd like to have asked if they kept in mind what happens in future books when they decide to merge/omit characters, or drop plotlines, as we have seen from other series that doing some of these things because they make one book easier to film can cause problems later on.
     
  4. Rollyn Montagorae

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    True enough, Toral. Anything can happen over many years in a large Hollywood production, but at least on Rafe's part it sure does sound like he's a true blue devoted fan of the series. Maybe not quite to the level of some our best Browns here at the Tower, but he was speaking pretty fluently off the cuff, and in real time, about later scenes and characters that felt authentic.

    I guess there's always the possibility someone was in the room feeding him lines, though. What can ya do? :p
     
  5. Elania al'Manir

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    I think it definitely helps that the series is finished, so at least we know which characters are important and which are easier to drop. At some point during the Q&A he did mention that he was looking forward to the characters who play a small part in the beginning of the series but then grow into larger roles (such as Elaida). His concerns there were more about contracts and logistics.

    But that tells me that he is thinking about how characters are presented throughout the whole series and not just the early books.