Prime Video Makes Decision On ‘Wheel Of Time’ Season 3 Before Season 2 Even Airs
It’s been a big week for fantasy adaptations at San Diego Comic Con, including Amazon Prime Video wheel of time. While the House of the Dragon, The Rings of Power and Dungeons & Dragons may have had stunning trailers, The wheel of time showed how a little can go a long way. The series announced a preemptive renewal at SDCC and released a behind-the-scenes video.
Comic Con organized a wheel of time panel Thursday, and the big news was the renewal of Season 3. The series premiered last fall with a successful Season 1, and Season 2 is in the works. Although it hasn’t aired yet and doesn’t even seem close, Prime Video has already renewed the series for another episode. Showrunner Rafe Judkins broke the good news to fans.
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“I’m so thrilled that we’re going to be doing a third season of The wheel of time,” he said. “The rising shadow has always been my favorite book on the show, so to be able to bring it to TV and introduce new audiences to the stories that made me fall in love with those books in the first place is such an honor, and something I’m on have been working towards since I first pitched the show years and years ago.”
The wheel of time is an adaptation of a series of novels of the same name written by Robert Jordan and published in 1990 and 2013. It consists of 14 novels and a prequel novel, and Judkins was referring to the fourth book in the series, The rising shadow. This indicates that the series will continue to restructure the plot in Season 2, covering the events of the first three books in Season 3 when the events of The rising shadow will start to take place.
The series is set in one of the genre’s most fleshed out and unique fantasy worlds, which isn’t too specifically inspired by medieval Europe or any other particular historical setting. It’s about a group of young people from a remote and isolated village who find themselves drawn into the plots of powerful magicians, queens, crusading armies, and agents of ultimate evil. It stars Rosamund Pike as Moiraine, an Aes Sedai witch who believes she can help guide this group to fulfill their destiny.
The wheel of time Season 1 is streaming now on Prime Video. Season 2 does not yet have an official release date. All 15 books are now available in print, digital and audiobook format.