According to Prime Video, the popular fantasy series “The Wheel of Time” will return for a third season. The fantasy novel series of the same name by well-known author Robert Jordan served as the inspiration for “The Wheel of Time.” Moiraine, a member of the Aes Sedai, a group of women endowed with magical power, is the first novel’s main character, which served as the basis for season 1 of the television series. She has gathered a group of individuals under the mistaken belief that one of them is the Dragon Reborn, a legendary character whose reincarnated form would either end the world or save it from destruction. Along with Madeleine Madden, Josha Stradowski, Marcus Rutherford, Zo Robins, Barney Harris, and Daniel Henney, Rosamund Pike plays Moiraine in the show.
The first three episodes of Season 1 of the show debuted on Prime Video on November 19, 2021. It became the most watched series debut on the streaming service in the first week of 2021 and ranked top in Nielsen’s total streaming ratings. Before the season started, “The Wheel of Time“ received a season 2 renewal from Prime Video, indicating that the company could see this unqualified success was on the way.
“The Wheel of Time: Origins” panel for Prime Video’s animated digital series was presented today at Comic-Con San Diego 2022. However, fans of the live-action branch of the series were in for a tremendous surprise. They posted a behind-the-scenes sizzle reel showcasing how season 2 production is progressing, and they formally announced that the program has been renewed for a third season. This will be the second occasion that the program has been renewed before the start of the previous season.
Watch: From the The Wheel of Time: Origins panel presentation at #SDCC, here’s the Season 2 Behind-the-Scenes Sizzle Reel.
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Given that season 2 hasn’t even premiered, it is evident that plot specifics for season 3 aren’t currently being considered. Rafe Judkins, the show’s executive producer, and showrunner, accidentally revealed that the season would adapt scenes from the 1992 Wheel of Time novel The Shadow Rising, which chronicles what happens after the Dragon Reborn takes possession of the crystal sword Callandor. The third novel in the series, The Dragon Reborn, may be fully or partially adapted during season 2. It is the fourth book in the series.
What the season 3 production schedule will look like is currently uncertain. But given that “The Wheel of Time” season 2’s filming was completed in February of this year, it’s likely that they will start filming the new season by this fall. Even though it’s a vast and expensive production, that will keep the show on pace to deliver episodes annually.