The Wheel of Time is an Amazon Prime Video-exclusive American epic fantasy television series. The series is based on the same-titled novel series by Robert Jordan. Based on 88 reviews, the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports an approval rating of 82% and an average rating of 7.05/10. The critical consensus reads, “The Wheel of Time’s revolutions can be a bit creaky as it tries to differentiate itself from other fantasy series, but it does an admirable job of making Robert Jordan’s epic accessible to newcomers.”
Using a weighted average, Metacritic assigned a score of 55 out of 100 based on the opinions of 24 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews.” Given the show’s positive reception, the network’s decision to renew the series for additional seasons was an easy one.
The delay for the fans, which has lasted for weeks, appears to be coming to an end as we have exciting news to share! Here’s a rundown of everything you need to know about the potential release date, plot, and cast, so you can get a jump on the next installment and be ready before the series premieres on Amazon Prime Video.
Status of The Wheel of Time Season 3 Renewal
Yes, The Wheel of Time will return to your television screen for a third season, as the series was renewed prior to the release of Season 2. The decision was made prior to the premiere of Season 2 of the series starring Rosamund Pike and announced at the show’s Comic-Con panel.
In addition, the network has aired all episodes of the first season, which concluded on December 24, 2021. The official Twitter account for the show also shared the BTS video with the caption, “Their journeys are far from complete.” Behind the scenes of the second season of # TheWheelOfTime.” Below is the official announcement.
The Plot of Wheel of Time Season 3
According to Deadline, Judkins stated, “I am ecstatic that we will be filming a third season of The Wheel of Time.” “The Shadow Rising has always been my favorite book in the series, so bringing it to television and introducing new audiences to the stories that made me fall in love with these books in the first place is a tremendous honor and something I’ve been working toward since I first pitched the show years ago.”
In a statement, Sony Pictures Television president Jeff Frost and co-president Jason Clodfelter said, “Initially, people all over the world fell in love with Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time books, and now, thanks to Rafe Judkins and his incredible team, this epic world has been brought vividly to life on Prime Video.
We are ecstatic to be able to continue the journey and bring this extraordinary tale to fans around the globe. Sony Pictures Television is pleased to continue its collaboration with Amazon Studios as we approach Season 3.”
Season 3 of The Wheel of Time: Release Date and Episodes
As of July 22, 2022, the network has not yet confirmed the precise release date for The Wheel of Time Season 3. Remember that the renewal was just announced a few hours ago, so any information on the release date seems extremely premature. On the bright side, it is believed that the upcoming season will not be delayed and will be released sooner, leading to widespread speculation that the release date will be in the middle to late part of 2024.
Based on the release date pattern of the first season, the most likely premiere date for the third season will be in November 2024. Season two is expected to be released in late 2022 or early 2023.
The upcoming season is expected to contain eight episodes, the same amount as the previous season. Similarly, we would like to emphasize that all of this is speculation at this time. Consequently, Amazon Prime Video will publish and confirm the official release dates for the upcoming season in the subsequent months. Fans should keep an eye on it until then.
The Wheel of Time Premise
Based on the works of Robert Jordan, the protagonist of The Wheel of Time is Moiraine, a member of the Aes Sedai, a powerful group of female channelers.
She and her guardian, Lan, search for a group of five teenage peasants from the remote town of Two Rivers, convinced that one of them is the reincarnation of the Dragon, a tremendously powerful channeler who shattered the world. It is predicted that The Dragon Reborn will either save the world from the Dark One, an ancient evil or destroy it once more.
Cast and Crew of Wheel of Time
It is anticipated that the original cast from the first season will return and carry the storyline into subsequent seasons. In addition, as of July 22, 2022, the network had not released any new casting announcements. Therefore, the following list of prominent series characters is anticipated to return:
- Rosamund Pike as Moiraine Damodred
- Daniel Henney as Mandragoran al’Lan
- Zo Robins portraying Nynaeve al’Meara
- Madeleine Madden as Egwene al’Vere
- Josha Stradowski in the role of Rand al’Thor
- Marcus Rutherford in the role of Perrin Aybara
- Barney Harris (1st season) and Dónal Finn (2nd season) portrayed Mat Cauthon.
- Kate Fleetwood as Liandrin Guirale
- Priyanka Bose as Alanna Mosvani
- Hammed Animashaun in the role of Loial
- Sophie Okonedo plays the role of Siuan Sanche
- Kae Alexander in the role of Min Farshaw
- Fares Fares are referred to as the Dark One.
Rafe Judkins, Larry Mondragon, and Rick Selvage of Red Eagle Entertainment, Mike Weber and Ted Field of Radar Pictures, and Darren Lemke, and Marigo Kehoe serve as executive producers for The Wheel of Time. Harriet McDougall and Brandon Sanderson will serve as consulting producers. Rosamund Pike will serve as producer.
We encourage viewers to be patient as it typically takes time for additional cast announcements to surface. The network will notify fans beforehand if any unexpected new characters are introduced in the upcoming season. In the coming months, fans should closely monitor any such developments on social media.
The Official Wheel of Time Trailer
Where Can the Wheel of Time Be Streamed?
Amazon Original will provide access to all upcoming seasons of The Wheel of Time. Thus, it is exclusive to Amazon Prime Video.
If fans wish to binge-watch Season 1 of The Wheel of Time and other shows from Amazon Prime Video’s extensive library, the previous season is already available on the digital streaming service, with a variety of membership plans available based on the user’s needs.