Uta Briesewitz to Direct First Two Episodes of THE WHEEL OF TIME
Uta Briesewitz will direct the first two episodes of The Wheel Of Time, according to Deadline. The Amazon series is an adaptation of Robert Jordan's fantasy epic, which has sold over 90M books worldwide.
The Wheel of Time is set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists, but only women can use it. The story follows Moiraine, a member of the shadowy and influential all-female organization called the 'Aes Sedai' as she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women. Moiraine believes one of them might be the reincarnation of an incredibly powerful individual, whom prophecies say will either save humanity or destroy it. The series draws on numerous elements of European and Asian culture and philosophy, most notably the cyclical nature of time found in Buddhism and Hinduism.
Amazon Prime Video will launch the one-hour series in over 200 countries and territories, from Rafe Judkins, Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios.
Judkins will serve as showrunner and executive producers alongside Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon of Red Eagle Entertainment, Ted Field and Mike Weber of Radar Pictures and Darren Lemke.
Briesewitz has directed on many television series including The Deuce, This Is Us, Jessica Jones, Orange Is The New Black, Jane the Virgin, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD and the upcoming season of Stranger Things. She began her career as a cinematographer, earning an Emmy nomination for Hung.
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