So far, we’ve only seen a few tantalizing video teasers (which contain only split seconds of actual footage) and some poster art for The Wheel of Time, Amazon’s long-awaited TV adaptation of the late Robert Jordan‘s bestselling 14-book series of epic fantasy novels. But Entertainment Weekly just unveiled an exclusive first look at the new series, featuring four stunning images that give us a welcome taste of showrunner Rafe Judkins’ (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) vision for this fictional world.
(Some spoilers for the first book in Jordan’s series below.)
“Wheel of Time is the first fantasy series that really dove into the political and cultural worlds of all these different characters,” Judkins told Entertainment Weekly. “It was also one of the first to dive into multiple POV characters, so you’re following an ensemble, with each of them having their own agendas and approaches to everything. That’s always felt to me like the missing piece of the fantasy-literature landscape that hasn’t been brought to TV or film yet.”