“The Wheel of Time” premiered on Prime Video with a bang, becoming the streaming service’s most-watched series premiere of 2021.
The first episode of “The Wheel of Time” launched on Prime Video on November 19 after being delayed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. It was streamed “tens of millions of times” in its first three days, though particular data have not yet been revealed. “The Wheel of Time” is now one of Prime Video’s top five series premieres of all time, according to Amazon Studios. Furthermore, according to third-party TV-I, the fantasy series was the most popular on social media across all releases, making it the most popular Amazon Original series on social media this year.
“We are elated by the strong debut of The Wheel of Time, one of our most-watched series premieres of all time,” said the head of Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke. “It’s a testament to everyone involved in the series — the incredible cast, led by Rosamund Pike, and our showrunner Rafe Judkins, and the entire team, who took viewers on a journey into a visually stunning world populated with diverse characters and cultures. It’s unlike any other fantasy series, and our customers all over the world are responding.”
“The Wheel of Time”, co-produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television, was renewed for a second season in May 2021, long before it was released on Netflix. Season 2 of the show began production in July 2021 in Prague, Czech Republic, and is now in the middle of principal photography.
“The Wheel of Time” stars Pike as Moiraine Damodred and Daniel Henney as her Warder, Lan, and is executive produced and written by Rafe Judkins. Josha Stradowski, Marcus Rutherford, Zo Robins, Barney Harris, and Madeleine Madden will play five young villagers who will accompany them on their voyage.