On April 28th, 2016 at 3:45 PM, a message was posted to Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time Google+ page with the following (verbatim):
The following is a press statement that has been approved by the studio involved in contract negotiations:
Update: Wanted to share with you exciting news about The Wheel of Time. Legal issues have been resolved. The Wheel of Time will become a cutting edge TV series! I couldn’t be more pleased. Look for the official announcement coming soon from a major studio – Harriet
Initially, there was an announcement from Team Jordan after JordanCon that an announcement was forthcoming. And the above was the result.
Immediately, stories started popping up. First at Tor, and then at Gizmodo.
The Wheel of Time Is Going to Be a TV Series After All
Gizmodo – 04/28/2016 @ 5:22PM
TV Rights to The Wheel of Time Optioned by New Studio, With Jordan Estateâ€™s Approval
Tor.com – 04/28/2016 @ 5:49PM
THE WHEEL OF TIME WILL BE ADAPTED AS A TV SERIE
IGN – 04/28/2016