The Wheel of Time Season 3 Renewed on Amazon Ahead of Season 2 Premiere
The Wheel of Time has been renewed for Season 3 on Amazon. The announcement was made early at a San Diego Comic-Con panel – ahead of the premiere of Season 2, which currently doesn’t have a release date. Showrunner Rafe Judkins has confirmed that the third season will be based on “The Shadow Rising,” the fourth book in Robert Jordan’s fantasy series. Season 1, starring Rosamund Pike as the lead, premiered in November with eight episodes, exclusively on the Prime Video streaming service.
“I’m so thrilled that we’re doing a third season of The Wheel of Time,” said showrunner Judkins. “The Shadow Rising has always been my favorite book in the series, so to be able to bring it to television and introduce new audiences to the stories that made me fall in love with those books in the first place is such an honor, and something that I’ve worked on since I first pitched the show years and years ago.
Production on The Wheel of Time Season 2 began shortly before the first season airs in November 2021. There is no confirmed release date yet, but Amazon has released a short clip featuring footage of the backstage. Adapted from ‘The Great Hunt’ novel, most of the original cast will return in Season 2 – Pike (Gone Girl) as Moraine Damodred, Josha Stradowski as Rand al’Thor, Marcus Rutherford as Perrin Aybara, Zoë Robins as Nynaeve al’ Meara , Madeleine Madden as Egwene Al’Vere and Daniel Henney as Lan Mandragoran.
Additionally, Amazon is bringing back The Wheel of Time: Origins with more animated episodes, which would help provide additional context to the lore on screen. These shorts can be accessed by opening an episode of the show and heading to the X-Ray feature on Prime Video. The drop-down list will reveal a block called “Bonus Content”. The new Origins shorts will be released alongside Season 2.
Set in a sprawling epic world where magic exists, The Wheel of Time follows the story of Moiraine (Pike), a member of the Aes Sedai, a powerful all-female organization, as she arrives in the small village of Two Rivers . There, she embarks on a perilous journey, accompanied by five men and women, one of whom has the power to save or eradicate humanity.
Filming for The Wheel of Time Season 2 wrapped in May and is set to release later this year, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
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