in a cheap move to retain film rights, which apparently they didn't even have in the first place, Red Eagle cobbled together a cheap mockery of a pilot episode, filmed it in a day, and aired it, with no fanfare, at 1:00 a.m. on Monday.
" . . . Winter Dragon seems to have been a rare televised “ashcan copy”—a term that originated during the Golden Age of comic books to describe not-for-distribution works created solely for copyright-claim purposes."
Trust Wheel of Time fans to not less such action pass unchallenged. You can read the article here. And watch the travesty: