I've never read any of the books in the series, but I thought I'd check it out. Ladies and gentlemen, I think we have our winner for the worst pilot episode in the 2016 Toobits Awards.
Robert Jordan's widow was not amused by seeing her late husband's vision debased in such a way. Before the day was out she released this statement:
"This morning brought startling news. A "pilot" for a Wheel of Time series, the "pilot" being called Winter Dragon, had appeared at 1:30 in the morning, East Coast time, on FXX TV, a channel somewhere in the 700s (founded to concentrate on comedy, according to the Washington Post).
It was made without my knowledge or cooperation. I never saw the script. No one associated with Bandersnatch Group, the successor-in-interest to James O. Rigney, was aware of this.
Bandersnatch has an existing contract with Universal Pictures that grants television rights to them until this Wednesday, February 11 – at which point these rights revert to Bandersnatch.
I see no mention of Universal in the "pilot". Nor, I repeat, was Bandersnatch, or Robert Jordan's estate, informed of this in any way.
I am dumbfounded by this occurrence, and am taking steps to prevent its reoccurrence."
Dare you to watch it for yourself? Here's your chance:
Does it become part of the Toobworld Dynamic? I wish there was some way to keep it out, but depending on exactly where it should be placed on the Toobworld timeline, I would have to say yes. Best to just leave it in the far-flung future and forget about it.....
And that's the way it was.....