Happy WoTWednesday! We got our first look at Moiraine in a short (3 second!) video. Showrunner Rafe Judkins also answered a few questions about the series.
Check out the video on Twitter:
The official account provided the following video description:
Video Description (1/2): The video opens on darkness as we hear the sounds of a powerful energy in the background. A woman’s voice says "Do not underestimate the women in this tower."
Video Description (2/2): We then see Golden Globe winner Rosamund Pike emerge with her eyes closed. It’s Moiraine, legendary Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah. As she opens her eyes, light flows around her before the video ends with a bright flash.
A couple thoughts:
* It looks like it's possibly a scene that takes place in Emond's Field. The background lights are reminiscent of the lantern lights in the concept art:
* She's not wearing her signature kesiera (forehead gem), but showrunner Rafe Judkins confirmed in a short Q&A that she would have it in season 1. Speaking of which....
Judkins answered a few more questions about Moiraine and the series, which you can read here. A few below:
Question: What’s makes moirain , moirain?
Judkins: what a great question, Priyanka. I would say above all else Moiraine is a woman who is driven to do what she believes is right, at any cost.
Question: Is the audio disconnected from the scene of Moiraine? ;)
Judkins: yes, Rosamund actually recorded this audio for this teaser specifically, so you won’t hear this exact audio in the show
Question: That doesn’t look “ageless”. Is this something that is being “reworked”?
Judkins: VFX that require you to touch every frame that a character appears on screen are not great uses of money. So don’t expect to see CGI faces for all Aes Sedai