The Wheel of Time Season 2, Release date, Cast & All Details, When The Wheel of Time premiered on Prime Video in 2021, it was right up there with competing titles like The Witcher or even Game of Thrones. The series was a tremendous hit upon its initial release in November 2021, ranking top on Neilsen’s Original Series Chart with 1.16 billion viewing minutes in the first few days.
It was also Prime Video’s most popular series at the time. The show’s star-studded ensemble cast and/or the novels’ established fan-base who wanted to see the stories come to life are most likely what make The Wheel of Time a successful endeavor. And it’s for these reasons that the show was renewed for a second season before its November 2021 premiere.
In July 2022, way ahead of the second season premiere, The Wheel of Time was given the renewal for a third season as well, announced at their panel presentation at the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con.
The Wheel of Time is an epic fantasy saga of war, magic, and lots of drama set in a fictional universe. It is an adaptation of Robert Jordan’s eponymous novel series, co-authored by Brandon Sanderson on the final three entries, and was developed for Prime Video by Rafe Judkins of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fame.
The Wheel of Time Season 2 is slated to return shortly (perhaps this year) after a year-long sabbatical, with more action, more magic, and fresh stories to take you away into their wondrous world. But, before they do, read on for our handy guide to The Wheel of Time Season 2‘s likely release date, plot, trailer, cast, characters, and everything else we know.
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When Is The Wheel of Time Season 2’s Release Date?
The Wheel of Time Season 2 will premiere exclusively on Prime Video on September 1, 2023. If you need a refresher or are seeing The Wheel of Time for the first time, you can check out the series with the link below.
The Wheel of Time season 2 cast and casting rumors
The second season of The Wheel of Time will begin dramatically extending the cast of characters, keeping the show consistent with the books. With one exception, the majority of the main crew will return. Due to the mysterious leaving of Barney Harris, who played the roguish Mat Cauthon, the last two episodes of season 1 were unpleasant.
According to Deadline, Dónal Finn (The Witcher, Chasing Bono) will take his place and join The Wheel of Time as the beloved figure.
The character of Elyas Machera is part of the most recent Wheel of Time season 2 casting rumors. WoTSeries reported that actor Gary Beadle (who was rumored for the role) now lists it in his resume on the website owned by his representation, Lou Coulson Associates. The announcement has not been made official.
Here’s the confirmed cast list we know so far:
- Rosamund Pike as Moiraine Damodred
- Daniel Henney as Lan Mandragoran
- Josha Stradowski as Rand al’Thor
- Marcus Rutherford as Perrin Aybara
- Dónal Finn as Mat Cauthon
- Madeleine Madden as Egwene al’Vere
- Zoë Robins as Nynaeve al’Meara
- Ceara Coveney as Elayne Trakand
- Thomas Chaanhing as Lord Agelmar
- Sophie Okonedo as Siuan Sanche
- Guy Roberts as Uno Nomesta
- Sandra Yi Sencindiver as Lady Amalisa
- Gregg Chillingirian as Ingtar Shinowa
- Arnas Fedaravicius as Masema Dagar
- Natasha O’Keeffe in a to-be-announced role
- Meera Syal in a to-be-announced role
It appears that no one has yet cast Aviendha in the part.
The following are unconfirmed returning cast members:
- Hammed Animashaun as Loial
- Kae Alexander as Min Farshaw
- Priyanka Bose as Alanna Mosvani
- Fares Fares as Ishamael
- Kate Fleetwood as Liandrin Guirale
- Jennifer Cheon Garcia as Leane Sharif
- Emmanuel Imani as Ihvon
- Taylor Napier as Maksim
How Many Episodes Are There in The Wheel of Time Season 2?
The Wheel of Time Season 2 will have eight episodes, each lasting between 54 and 62 minutes, just as the first season. Only the first episode of Season 2’s title has been made public thus far. The first episode title and director was revealed by the official Wheel of Time Twitter account.
Episode 1: “A Taste Of Solitude”, written by Amanda Kate Shuman
The rest of the season’s episodes, from 2 to 8, are written by Katherine B. McKenna, John McCutcheon, Dave Hill, Rohit Kumar, and Rammy Park, in that order. Keep an eye on this site for additional information about The Wheel of Time Season 2 episodes.
- Episode 1: A Taste of Solitude, directed by Amanda Kate Shuman
- Episode 2: TBA
- Episode 3: TBA
- Episode 4: TBA
- Episode 5: TBA
- Episode 6: TBA
- Episode 7: TBA
- Episode 8: TBA
Is There a Trailer for The Wheel of Time Season 2?
Prime Video released a brief video at the 2022 New York Comic-Con featuring a quick review of the first season and a sneak peek at the second season of The Wheel of Time. The footage, played with narration by Rosamund Pike’s character, Moiraine Damodred, shows what happened in the previous season and what may lie ahead for the protagonists in a quick succession of montages. In the future plot arcs, they will face many challenges as they combat the Dark One. Watch the video above in the player.
With the next season set to premiere in a few months, there’s still time for new trailers and teasers. Stay tuned as we bring you the most recent official trailers and promos for The Wheel of Time Season 2 as and when they become available.
What’s the Background of The Wheel of Time?
The Wheel of Time on Prime Video is based on the bestselling novel series of the same name written by Robert Jordan, pen name of James Oliver Rigney Jr. The series includes 14 books, one prequel, and two extra works. Brandon Sanderson finished the last three novels after his death in 2007. The entire novel series is known for its intricate plots, enormous fantasy worlds of magic, and sprawling casts of characters, all of which are reflected in the setting of the streaming series (with some major deviations).
The central theme of all the books is a prophecy stating that a specific being known as The Dragon will be reborn, and its reincarnation will either save or destroy the planet. This is also the underlying narrative of the show, with Moiraine, the protagonist, on a mission to discover the Dragon Reborn. Moiraine faces three teenage warriors on her trip and is joined by two members of the Aes Sedai, a formidable female-led organization to which she belongs.
When and Where Is The Wheel of Time Season 2 Filming?
The production for The Wheel of Time’s second season began in July 2021 and ended in May 2022, with filming taking place in different sites throughout Prague, including Jordan Studios. The end of filming was confirmed on the show’s official Twitter account.
What Is the Story of The Wheel of Time Season 2?
The second and third books in the series, The Great Hunt and The Dragon Reborn, are thought to have inspired The Wheel of Time Season 2. However, it will not be an exact adaptation of the novel because the plotlines of the program are established by the arcs of the characters rather than by the books.
The fantasy series’ second season will pick up where the first season left off. After Rand and Moiraine escape to seek for The Eye of The World, they have a deadly meeting with the Dark One in the season one finale, while the rest of them join forces with Fal Dara to combat the Dark One. Rand defeats the Dark One with the aid of a totem given to him by Moiraine, but he eventually goes out on his adventure alone, leaving Moiraine behind. The second season will pick up from this questionable climax and explore what occurs next, as the Seanchan army makes their way from the sea.
Who Are the Creators of The Wheel of Time?
Rafe Judkins, a name linked with popular shows such as Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Chuck, Hemlock Grove, and My Own Worst Enemy, produced The Wheel of Time for Prime Video. He also contributed to the action-adventure film Uncharted, starring Tom Holland. Judkins is the showrunner and executive producer of The Wheel of Time, along with Rick Selvage, Larry Mondragon, Ted Field, Mike Weber, Darren Lemke, Marigo Kehoe, and Sanaa Hamri. Rosamund Pike also serves as the series’ producer, with Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios collaborating. Lorne Balfe composed the music for the series, and David Moxness shot the footage.
What is Wheel of Time season 2 release date?
The second instalment of The Wheel of Time will premiere exclusively on Prime Video on September 1.
How many episodes will there be in Wheel of Time season 2?
Where was Wheel of Time season 2 filmed?
According to WoT Series, a castle called Jindřichův Hradec located in the Czech Republic