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The Wheel of Time season 2: what we know so far


Coming soon: Season 2 of Amazon’s popular fantasy series

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The cogs will start turning once more. Filming for the second season of Amazon’s fantasy series The Wheel of Time ended up recently, and the show celebrated by releasing a behind-the-scenes teaser. Some big action sequences and new places are hinted at in this teaser.

Prime Video has already pre-ordered season 2 of The Wheel of Time before the show had even aired! When the first season aired in November, filming was just halfway complete. Many fans were divided on whether or not to watch the series based on Robert Jordan’s best-selling books.


As a strong group of women with magic, the Aes Sedai, the adaption focuses on Moiraine (Rosamund Pike). She travels to a little town in search of a person who has been predicted to either save or destroy the planet. On a difficult trip, Moiraine takes five young peasants to learn which one of them is the Dragon that was predicted. The Last Battle with the Dark One looms.

As far as we can tell, this is all we know about the second season of The Wheel of Time

Season 2 of The Wheel of Time has been the subject of much conjecture.

Amazon hasn’t announced a release date for the second season of The Wheel of Time, but we can make reasonable guesses. According to our little knowledge, it appears like Amazon will remain with a late autumn release date for season two.


In light of Amazon’s upcoming release of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power in September, this would make sense. For the second half of 2022, Amazon has two hard-hitting fantasy TV programmes running back-to-back. So, a November 2022 release window feels like it makes sense.

Amazon Studios Head of Global TV Vernon Sanders was asked about the potential of such a release in an interview with TVLine(opens in new tab). Sanders ducked the question of whether or not a second season of Wheel of Time will air after The Rings of Power “We’re going to take great care in how these things are made available. They are quite different to us, but we are sensitive to the tastes of our genre lovers,” and “It’s true. It truly is. As for 2021, I keep saying, “It’s the Christmas present that keeps on giving,” since the Wheel of Time has been such a significant part of our business.”

This suggests that the second season of The Wheel of Time might premiere in December 2022.


The season 2 trailer for The Wheel of Time

The Wheel of Time has released a behind-the-scenes teaser video to mark the completion of production for season 2. Table readings, prop weaponry, location shots, and battle choreography are all seen in tiny glances in this short film.

Casting speculations for the upcoming season of The Wheel of Time

It is expected that the second season of The Wheel of Time would begin to dramatically increase its number of characters, keeping it in accordance with the literature. Except for one member of the core group, the majority of the crew will be back together. Season 1’s final two episodes suffered because Barney Harris, who played the rogue Mat Cauthon, abruptly quit the programme midway through production.


Dónal Finn (The Witcher, Chasing Bono) has been cast as the fan-favorite figure in his stead, according to Deadline(opens in new tab).

According to the newest Wheel of Time season 2 casting rumours, Perrin and Egwene will run across Elyas Machera on the way. On the website controlled by his representation Lou Coulson Associates, Gary Beadle (who was speculated for the job) now includes it as one of the roles he has worked on. Official confirmation of the news is still pending.

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

The role of Aviendha has apparently yet to be cast.

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

The Wheel of Time season 2 episode list

We don’t know much about the episode list for season 2, but it appears like we’ll get eight again like the previous season. The first episode title and director was disclosed via the official Wheel of Time Twitter account(opens in new tab) (opens in new tab).


Sanaa Hamri, according to Deadline(opens in new tab), is directing half of the season. Here’s the list thus far.

  • 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

The Wheel of Time season 2: What we’d like to see

Overall, the first season of The Wheel of Time was a decent one, although there were several glaring flaws in the pacing and storytelling. There were many things I didn’t like about the first season, but overall I loved it.

That said, I’m unsure how I feel about the current state of The Wheel of Time. If it does well in season 2, here are things I’d want to see implemented.


The visual effects for the first season of The Wheel of Time were all over the place. Occasionally, they looked fantastic, but at other times, they were sloppy and low-budget. A major setback this season was the COVID-19 epidemic. Hopefully this year’s staff will make up for lost time and deliver an even more polished product next time around!

There should have been more consistent writing and organisation, despite the fact that I think the show’s core was good. More than a few times, I found myself scratching my head over inconsistencies in the storyline and the writing itself. The show’s tempo was abysmal, and it squandered precious time on unnecessary details (like the Stepin arc). Thus, there were very little chances to learn about the characters, save from Moiraine. A more consistent quality in discussion would be ideal for the second season.

The first season’s clothing and set design was good, but it all felt a bit forced this time around. In one person’s opinion, the settings “simply seemed like sets rather than locations you could explore.” Throughout the first season, several viewers expressed dissatisfaction with the outfits, claiming that they were too spotless. Because of the One Power, the Aes Sedai don’t have to worry about their garments being dirty. It was a shame since the rest of the actors seemed so immaculate. When compared to the actors of Netflix’s The Witcher, many of whom seemed dirty when they should have been clean.


The programme doesn’t have to be an exact replica of the book, but it should stay more loyal to the original material. It doesn’t function that way in an adaption at all. Even those who hadn’t read the novels were surprised by how much the first season of The Wheel of Time varied from the books and ignored other established canon. Even if the showrunners are entitled to a certain amount of artistic licence, an adaptation ceases to be “based on” its original material when it becomes “inspired by.”

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