The saga of Ellenderton Stillfast and his Zonnology clock is set to begin in September.
The five-part fantasy TV series is based on the unique and sordid story of the exiled king, a scholar who was turned away from his beloved Helios through the gates of Zonnology because he was lying to the gods about his age. The secrets of his books about the eternal cycle of life and death could result in the dawn of immortal times. His search may take him to Manhattan and London, where, under the guise of a diplomat, he will apply to investigate mysterious mysteries.
“The show is essentially a caper,” said Evan Stillfast, Ellenderton’s grandson and executive producer of “The Wheel of Time.” “A Good King Lears, under the direction of Jonas Zornberg, has taken on a group of mercenaries and the series follows a man with incredible power who is constantly pursued and aided by powerful men. He’s helped get to New York, but the police and people know he is there.”
Will Ellenderton finally be allowed back into the Zonnology fold? Who is Jonas Zornberg, the unknown king of Fifth Order, and what role will he play in the fate of the Zonnology clock and the king of Helios? These questions and many more will be answered on TNT’s fantasy-action drama “The Wheel of Time,” adapted from the award-winning novels by Robert Jordan and Larry Niven. The first episode of the series will premiere Thursday, Sept. 14, at 9 p.m.
Make sure to check out “The Wheel of Time” website and apps, including the mobile and online real-time interactivity that allows fans to experience the fantasy-action drama on their smartphones, tablets and computers.