Will the exhilarating journey through the realms of fantasy and adventure continue? Here is everything we know so far about
The Wheel of Time Season 3.
After the phenomenal success of its second season, which received spectacular reviews from around the world, you know that the show creators might be aiming to put an official stamp on it to secure the future of the show for another season, which is always exciting to learn about. There are numerous series this year alone that got the same treatment by getting an early renewal, which has made fans wonder if the same can be applied to one of the most streamed and talked-about series on Prime Video, “The Wheel of Time.”
We know it’s been quite a while since any new updates about the third season have been provided to the viewers who binge-watched the entire second season as soon as it premiered last month on September 1, 2023, and now they are left wondering if the network has renewed the series for a third season or not. If you have the same questions, then you’ve reached the right place to get all the answers. To curb your doubts, we’ve compiled an elaborate list of all the details about The Wheel of Time Season 3 for your convenience right here at Web News Observer!
The Wheel of Time Season 3 Renewal Status: Will there be another season?
If you have been binge-watching the second season of this beloved fantasy television series, then we are certain that you have been wondering about the future of the show. How can one not be curious to know how the tale will unfold in the future, especially after knowing about the jaw-dropping end of the second season, which has left any question unanswered and needs to be addressed as soon as possible for the sake of The Wheel of Time fandom, which has been so loyal to the series since its inception and has made the last two seasons successful on a global scale.
After streaming the finale episode, we can assure the readers that there is nothing to be worried about, as the fate of the show for a third season has been secured. Yes, you read it right. There is nothing to be worried about because over a year ago, in July 2022, ahead of the second-season premiere, the series was officially renewed by Prime Video for a third season! After being hinted by the official Amazon Help account on Twitter stated there were 3 seasons back on December 11, 2021. The much anticipated season 3 was officially confirmed during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con.
Moreover, the pre-production of the series has already begun as earlier this year in February 2023, the Two Rivers set was being rebuilt in preparation for filming. In March 2023, a casting call was put out for an extra with an April 18 filming date, indicating that filming would start soon.
Later, the principal photography reportedly began on April 17, 2023, in Czechia (the Czech Republic) and is anticipated to continue there through the fall of 2023, with filming locations including Czechia; Jordan Studios in Prague, the primary studio location for the series; a quarry located 40 kilometers outside of Prague, the primary filming location for the Two Rivers; and Vranov nad Dyjí Castle, located in the South Moravian Region. In addition to this, the filming took place in the Hall of the Ancestors, possibly for Caemlyn.
The Wheel of Time Season 3 Expected Release Date: When will it return on Prime Video?
While filming of the third season was going smoothly, it was months later that the pre-planned schedule started to change due to the commencement of the Writers Guild of America (WGA), which now has been resolved, except for the SAG-AFTRA strike that is still being negotiated to reach an agreement. These strikes caused a major hiatus in production, as it included all the writers for The Wheel of Time. In addition to this, showrunner Rafe Judkins also stopped promotion for the series, which was one of the guild’s strike rules, and instead highlighted writer Amanda Kate Shuman and the work that writers put into their shows.
Despite all these hurdles, it does seem like the writing was able to start right away once the WGA strike concluded. Moreover, the filming which started in April 2023, has been able to continue throughout the SAG-AFTRA strike action. It looks like the series wasn’t under the SAG-AFTRA union, which allowed it to keep filming during the strike. As a result, the filming is set to continue until November of this year. Due to this, there is no chance left that the series will make its official comeback later this year or even in the first or second quarter of 2024. We speculate that the third season might take its own time; hence, it’s possible it could take another two years for Season 3.
Our Best Prediction: The Wheel of Time Season 3 may not return to Prime Video until 2025, the release window might be sometime around July 2025! Likewise, we would want to emphasize that this is all guesswork at this time. As a result, Prime Video will publish and confirm the official release dates for the next season in the following months. Until then, fans should keep an eye on it.
What to expect from the new season?
The series is based on Robert Jordan’s books. The protagonist of The Wheel of Time is Moiraine, a powerful group of female channelers known as the Aes Sedai. She searches for a group of five teenage peasants from the remote town of Two Rivers with her warder, Lan, convinced that one of them is the reincarnation of the Dragon, a tremendously potent channeler who shattered the world. It is predicted that The Dragon Reborn will either deliver the planet from the Dark One, a primordial evil, or destroy it once more.
The cliffhanger of the second season finale episode, “What Was Meant to Be,” which is written by Rafe Lee Judkins & Timothy Earle, will play a crucial part in the expansion of the show will the third season as the viewers got to see that Moiraine, a member of a magical organization, takes five young people on a journey, believing that one of them might be the reincarnation of the Dragon, a powerful individual prophesied to save the world or destroy it.
Even though not much has been revealed at this stage we are happy to inform our readers that showrunner Rafe Judkins has confirmed that the third season will primarily adapt book 4, “The Shadow Rising.” The next season will follow in the same footsteps as the first season, which covers the first book, while the second season will cover the second and third.
The book’s official description is as follows:
In The Shadow Rising, the fourth novel in Robert Jordan’s #1 New York Times bestselling epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time®, Rand al’Thor now wields the sword Callandor. He is both the Champion of Light and the Dragon Reborn. Now, he seeks answers to another prophecy that lies with the warrior people known as the Aiel to put him on the path of learning how to wield the One Power.
Accompanied by Moiraine Damodred, Rand arrives at the Aiel Waste and is granted permission by the Wise Ones to enter the sacred city of Rhuidean. After passing through a doorframe ter’angreal, Moiraine gains foresight while the Aiel await Rand’s return, either with both arms marked by dragon symbols, validating his identity as He Who Comes With the Dawn, the Chief of Chiefs of all the Aiel―or to never emerge at all.
Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. The last six books in the series were all instant #1 New York Times bestsellers, and The Eye of the World was named one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.
According to Deadline, “I’m so thrilled that we’ll be making a third season of The Wheel of Time,” said Judkins. “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.”
In a statement from Sony Pictures Television, president Jeff Frost and co-president Jason Clodfelter said, “Initially, people around the globe fell in love with Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time books, and now thanks to Rafe Judkins and his incredible team that epic world has vividly been brought to life on Prime Video. We are so pleased to be able to continue the journey and deliver this remarkable story to fans around the world. Sony Pictures Television is proud to continue its partnership with Amazon Studios as we move toward Season Three.”
The Wheel of Time Season 3 Expected Cast: Who will reprise their roles?
The series regulars who are expected to return are as follows: Rosamund Pike as Moiraine Damodred, Daniel Henney as Lan Mandragoran, Zoë Robins as Nynaeve al’Meara, Madeleine Madden as Egwene al’Vere, Josha Stradowski as Rand al’Thor, Marcus Rutherford as Perrin Aybara, and Dónal Finn as Mat Cauthon. Additional returning cast, who are confirmed are Kae Alexander as Min Farshaw, Hammed Animashaun as Loial, Priyanka Bose as Alanna Mosvani, Jennifer Cheon Garcia as Leane Sharif, Kate Fleetwood as Liandrin Guirale, Johann Myers as Padan Fain, Taylor Napier as Maksim, and Meera Syal as Verin Mathwin.
Additional cast members who are anticipated to return but are unconfirmed are as follows: Nila Aalia as TBA, Lolita Chakrabarti as Marin al’Vere, Laia Costa as Magdelena, Ceara Coveney as Elayne Trakand, Rachel Denning as Nyomi, Jay Duffy as Dain Bornhald, Nyokabi Gethaiga as TBA, Juliet Howland as Natti Cauthon, Joelle as TBA, Natasha O’Keeffe as TBA, Sophie Okonedo as Siuan Sanche, Ragga Ragnars as Bain, Abdul Salis as Eamon Valda, Narinder Samra as Raen, Ayoola Smart as Aviendha, Maja Simonsen as Chiad, and Alexandre Willaume as Thom Merrilin.
The unconfirmed new cast members are Shohreh Aghdashloo as TBA (possibly Cadsuane), Isabella Bucceri as Faile Bashere, Diêm Camille as TBA, Luke Fetherston as TBA, Anthony Kaye as TBA, Olumide Olorunfemi as Ispan. Moreover, the unconfirmed new character for the next season is Lord Luc. The Wheel of Time is executive produced by showrunner Rafe Judkins, Larry Mondragon and Rick Selvage of Red Eagle Entertainment, Mike Weber and Ted Field of Radar Pictures, Darren Lemke and Marigo Kehoe. Rosamund Pike will serve as producer, and Harriet McDougal and Brandon Sanderson will serve as consulting producers.
At last, we urge viewers to have some patience because it usually takes some time for more new cast announcements to surface. Therefore, the fans should attentively follow any such developments on social media in the coming months.
The Wheel of Time Season 3 Official Episode Count: Where to stream?
Nothing has been confirmed, but we speculate that the third season will include at least 8 episodes with an average runtime of 54–62 minutes, just to be consistent with the prior two seasons. Moreover, the official titles and synopsis of the third season have not been confirmed yet to avoid major spoilers. The network will publish those details when the episodes are due to air on the streaming service. So, we would advise fans to be patient and binge-watch all the prior seasons to recall the overall storyline.
All the seasons of The Wheel of Time are available to stream exclusively as an Amazon Original. Thus, it’s only available on Prime Video. If fans want to binge-watch Season 1 and Season 2 of The Wheel of Time and other TV programs from Amazon Prime Video’s large collection, the previous season is already accessible on the digital streaming service with a variety of membership plans to choose from based on the subscriber’s requirements.
So, it is time for you to renew your membership plans and explore another genre of TV series and movies from the massive catalog that the streaming service has to offer.
— The Wheel Of Time (@TheWheelOfTime) October 5, 2023
The Wheel of Time Season 3 Official Trailer: Has it been released?
Right now, it is way too early to release the promotional stuff for the third season when the filming is still ongoing. In the meantime, we urge the readers to check out the official trailer for the second season, which is now available to stream. We urge the readers to watch the series as for the second season, Rotten Tomatoes reports a score of 88% and an average rating of 7.65/10, based on 26 reviews. The consensus reads, “The Wheel of Time keeps spinning on a steady track in a rousing second season that deepens its characters.” On Metacritic, the series holds a score of 69 out of 100 based on nine critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.”
The 2:27 minute exclusive trailer finds the characters facing the deadly threat of the growing darkness and gives a sneak peek at the introduction of fan-favorite book characters such as Elayne Trakand, Aviendha, and Lady Suroth. Action-packed battles and Easter eggs also abound throughout the trailer, which features over two minutes of previously unreleased footage. The lives of five young villagers change forever when a strange and powerful woman arrives, claiming one of them is the child of an ancient prophecy with the power to tip the balance between light and dark forever. They must choose whether to trust this stranger—and each other—with the fate of the world before the Dark One breaks out of his prison and the Last Battle begins.
Take a look at the official trailer for Prime Video’s The Wheel of Time Season 2 below:
At last, catch up on the first and second seasons while you wait for more production updates on The Wheel of Time Season 3.