With a second season for Wheel of Time from Amazon Prime Video greenlit already and a November 19th, 2021 release first season, the property got some attention at their SDCC panel this weekend. The second season doesn’t have a date yet but Amazon is bullish on the property and have given it a third season renewal as well.
“I’m so thrilled that we’ll be making a third season of The Wheel of Time,” said Rafe Judkins according to Deadline. “The Shadow Rising has always been my favorite book in the series, so being able to bring it to television and introduce new audiences to the stories that made me fall in love with these books in the first place is such an honor, and something I’ve been working toward since I first pitched the show years and years ago.”
Added Vernon Sanders, head of global television at Amazon Studios: “We are so excited to dive deeper into the world of The Wheel of Time with Rafe Judkins and his team, who have done such a marvelous job of honoring Robert Jordan’s vision and delivering an incredible viewing experience to Prime Video customers. Season 1 resonated with the most loyal of Jordan devotees, as well as the uninitiated, who were experiencing this incredible world for the first time, proving this is a show that truly stands out in the genre space. We couldn’t be happier to give fans more reasons to be excited about the show and bring more The Wheel of Time to our customers worldwide.”
The leading cast includes:
- Rosamund Pike as Moiraine
- Josha Stradowski as Rand al’Thor
- Marcus Rutherford as Perrin Aybara
- Zoë Robins as Nynaeve al’Meara
- Barney Harris as Mat Cauthon (S1)
- Donal Finn as Mat Cauthon (S2)
- Madeleine Madden as Egwene al’Vere
- Daniel Henney as al’Lan Mandragoran
- Michael McElhatton as Tam al’Thor
Rafe Judkins is serving as a showrunner, executive producer, and writer on the adaptation. Judkins looks to be quite the fan of the original work, which is a big plus, and has some solid TV experience working on Chuck and Hemlock Grove as well as Agents of SHIELD.
Sony Pictures Television will be producing it along with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures. Shopping the project to networks is the next step while firming up production plans.
Plot concept: Set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists and only certain women are allowed to access it, the story follows Moiraine, a member of the incredibly powerful all-female organization called the Aes Sedai, as she arrives in the small town of Two Rivers. There, she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who will either save or destroy humanity.