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Unauthorized Wheel of Time Pilot Aired on FXX

by Shane McGlaun
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Back in the day, I loved to read the Wheel of Time novels by Robert Jordan. Five or six massively thick books into the series they became rather tedious and I eventually lost interest. I’ve always meant to go back and give them another try.

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FXX aired what is apparently an unauthorized Wheel of Time series pilot and Robert Jordan’s widow is very angry. I’m rather bummed because I had no idea Jordan was dead. The show that aired on FXX was called Winter Dragon and was played on February 9 at 1:30 am – not exactly prime time. The low budget show had a short production schedule and for the time being you can watch a bootleg copy of the pilot on YouTube.

An actor named Max Ryan was in the show and played Lews Therin, a name anyone who has read the books will recognize. Surprisingly, Billy Zane was also in it.  A series this big certainly deserves better production values and authorization from Jordan’s estate.

[via io9 via Nerd Approved]

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