Amazon will double its efforts to promote The Wheel of Time.
The streamer renewed the fantasy series ahead of its launch. This comes after season one has been completed in the Czech Republic.
This is the latest market for the adaptation of Robert Jordan’s books. It has been in development for over 20 years. Amazon ordered the series in October 2018. The pandemic also affected the production of this drama.
The Wheel of Time is set in a vast, epic world that has magic but can only be used by women. It is produced jointly by Amazon Studios Television and Sony Pictures Television. The show is from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Chuck writer Rafe Judkins who serves as showrunner and exec producer.
Rosamund Pike plays Moiraine, an all-female member of the shadowy and powerful organization known as the “Aes Sedai” as she arrives in the small village of Two Rivers. She embarks on a dangerous, global-spanning journey with five young women. One of them is the Dragon Reborn, a figure who will either save humanity or destroy it.
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Joshua Stradowski and Zoe Robins are also featured.
Larry Mondragon of Red Eagle Entertainment and Rick Selvage, Ted Field of Radar Pictures and Mike Weber, Ted Field, Marigo Kehoe, Darren Lemke, and Mike Weber will serve as executive producers. Briesewitz will direct the first episode. Rosamund Pike will be the producer, Harriet McDougal as a consultant producer, and Brandon Sanderson and Brandon Sanderson as producers.
The belief that Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios have displayed in The Wheel of Time was a remarkable thing to witness throughout the production of this show. Rafe Judkins stated that getting a second season order in advance of the premiere of the first season is a sign of confidence in our work and the property. He added, “We couldn’t be happier being able to continue living and working in the world Robert Jordan made.” This property is one that I have loved since I was a child. Seeing it come to life with all the resources necessary to make it worthy of the pages is something I cannot wait to share with other readers of the books. The world we created in Season 1 is only expanding with Season 2.
Vernon Sanders, Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios, said, “The Wheel of Time” is a beloved series of fantasy novels by Robert Jordan. He is known for the rich world and varied characters he created. Rafe and his team took a unique approach to this project, which is a testament to Amazon Studios’ commitment to delivering something special to its loyal fans. We wanted Prime Video customers to be happy that we have a second season in the works, so they could know that the journey will continue.
Jeff Frost, President of Sony Pictures Television, stated that “From the moment we pitched Amazon Studios, we realized that they shared our excitement about the brilliant project based upon Robert Jordan’s best-selling novels and that we were all creating an extraordinary spectacle.” Their belief and dedication to this series are evident in their second-season pick-up right after they wrapped Season 1. We are eager for the world to see the magic Rafe and Rosamund, as well as the other talented producers, have created.