Twitter Q&A with Screenwriter Rafe Judkins!

Discussion in 'Wheel of Time TV Show' started by Jeffan Caliarthan, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Jeffan Caliarthan

    Jeffan Caliarthan Aes Sedai Director of Marketing

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    We have an official TarValon.Net Twitter account that we'll be asking one question from, but afterwards, we'll see if we can sneak in questions from members if you have them but don't have a Twitter account! (EDIT: We cannot do this. Sorry!)

    Questions we've thought of:
    Do they have site sets for filming, or still looking?
    Found actors yet?
    Have they decided an episode structure yet? Traditional 20/40 minute episodes, or something else?
    What book content will the first season cover?
    How long (how many episodes) will each season be?
    Who is doing the concept art (if it's known yet)?
    What are the plans for not making channeling look cheesy?
    WHO IS GOING TO PLAY MOIRAINE THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT OK?
    Is the dialogue going to pretty strictly follow the books, or is there more room for variation while staying within the personality of the characters?
    What will the visual feel of the world be? eg GoT has a very gritty, realistic but dark feel to it, while the (awful) Sword of Truth TV series had a much lighter, ren faire-esque feel.
    Are you going to keep all the sniffing and arm folding and such?
    How are they interpreting all the fandom information and discussions about casting, timing, etc. to make this thing work within reason and keep the spirit of the books true to RJ's vision? Social media has changed a LOT since the Harry Potter series was first done and some WoT Internet fandoms have now been around for decades.
     
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  2. Shaerlyn Storna

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    Ahhhhhh he said WAFO I’m so happy!!!!!!!

    I have a good feeling about this one.

    Also- Jeffan, thanks for posting this! Now to think of a good question and set an alarm... :)
     
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  3. Leala al'Dareis

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    I'm already thinking of my question! ^^
     
  4. Jeffan Caliarthan

    Jeffan Caliarthan Aes Sedai Director of Marketing

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    Woo! :joy
     
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    Question: Do they have site sets for filming, or still looking?
    Question: Found actors yet?

    :shifty
     
  7. Bruce al'Kay

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    Question: have they decided an episode structure yet? Traditional 20/40 minute episodes, or something else?
     
  8. Jeffan Caliarthan

    Jeffan Caliarthan Aes Sedai Director of Marketing

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    Nothing is known about the show at this point, other than what's been shared already.
     
  9. Bruce al'Kay

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    Oh sorry. I thought these were ideas for questions we would think about asking the writer
     
  10. Jeffan Caliarthan

    Jeffan Caliarthan Aes Sedai Director of Marketing

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    oh.

    we are.

    I'm sorry, carry on. D: (SORRY!)
     
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    OK Imma just throw out a slew of questions...

    What book content will the first season cover?
    How long (how many episodes) will each season be?
    Who is doing the concept art (if it's known yet)?
    What are the plans for not making channeling look cheesy?
    WHO IS GOING TO PLAY MOIRAINE THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT OK?
    Is the dialogue going to pretty strictly follow the books, or is there more room for variation while staying within the personality of the characters?
    What will the visual feel of the world be? eg GoT has a very gritty, realistic but dark feel to it, while the (awful) Sword of Truth TV series had a much lighter, ren faire-esque feel.
    Are you going to keep all the sniffing and arm folding and such?

    ok that's probably enough for now.

    It's hard to keep the questions to just screenwritery things.
     
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    How are they interpreting all the fandom information and discussions about casting, timing, etc. to make this thing work within reason and keep the spirit of the books true to RJ's vision? Social media has changed a LOT since the Harry Potter series was first done and some WoT Internet fandoms have now been around for decades.

    :look
     
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  13. Jeffan Caliarthan

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    Less than two hours, everyone! :D
     
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    I'm so glad I read that rime wrong! :lol It's during my lunch break! :joy
     
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    Is there a way for us non-Twitter folk to follow along with this? :D

    ETA: Found the nifty Library article! Thanks for setting that up, whoever's responsible! :fistbump
    I have a suspicion Tallan might be involved somewhere
     
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    Can't wait!
     
  17. Bruce al'Kay

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    I'll be following along!
     
  18. Jeffan Caliarthan

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    It was actually my idea. :tug

    But yes Tallan and I are working together on the transcription. :look
     
  19. Elania al'Manir

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    There are already 52 replies after 5 minutes

    Edit: 78, forgot to refresh the page

    Edit 2: #First on using the #TarValon # in the thread. :D

    Edit 3: Had to repost because I forgot the #WheelofTime
     
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  20. Bruce al'Kay

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    Is this true? To be fair, I haven't been a part of a WoT "community" before this although I have discussed the series with anyone I know personally who will tolerate my level of dissection.