Rosamund Pike, who’s proved herself to be a magical actress time and time again, will gain actual magical powers in the upcoming Wheel of Time adaptation. Amazon has picked up the Robert Jordan fantasy series and cast Pike as Moiraine, “a member of the incredibly powerful all-female organization called the Aes Sedai.” She embarks on a dangerous and exciting journey with a group of young people to determine which one of them is the Dragon Reborn and will hold the fate of the universe in their hands. The rest of the cast has yet to be announced. The series spans 15 books, including a prequel, and has a character list that blows Game of Thrones out of the water. With the HBO series finally over (we don’t wanna talk about the successor shows), Amazon is welcoming geeks with open arms.
Rosamund Pike. Photo: Swan Gallet/WWD/Shutterstock