Is The Wheel of Time returning for another season? Continue reading to find out more about The Wheel of Time Season 3.
The Wheel of Time is an American epic fantasy television series released through Amazon Prime Video. The series is based on Robert Jordan’s novel series of the same name. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports an 82% approval rating and an average rating of 7.05/10, based on 88 reviews. The critics’ consensus reads, “The Wheel of Time‘s revolutions can be a bit creaky as it tries to stand out from other fantasy series, but it succeeds admirably in making Robert Jordan’s epic approachable for the uninitiated.”
Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 55 out of 100 based on 24 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”. Given how well the show has been received, the network’s choice to continue the story for further seasons was an easy one to make. After weeks of waiting, it appears that the holdup for the fans won’t last too long now because we have some great news to share! Here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the potential release date, plot, and cast, so you can get a head start on the next installment and be prepared before the series airs on Amazon Prime Video.
The Wheel of Time Season 3 Renewal Status
Yes, The Wheel of Time will be returning to your television screen for another season, as prior to the release of Season 2, the series had been renewed. The decision was made ahead of the premiere of Season 2 of the Rosamund Pike-starring series and was announced during the show’s Comic-Con presentation.
Additionally, the network has broadcast every episode of the first season, which concluded on December 24, 2021. The official Twitter handle of the show also shared the BTS clip by quoting, “Their journeys are far from over.” Get a behind-the-scenes look at season 2 of # TheWheelOfTime.” Take a look at the official post below.
Their journeys are far from over. Get a behind the scenes look at #TheWheelOfTime season 2. pic.twitter.com/K3IVCyMOw3
— The Wheel Of Time (@TheWheelOfTime) July 21, 2022
The Wheel of Time Season 3 Plot
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 Potential Release Date and Episodes
The exact release date of The Wheel of Time Season 3 is yet to be confirmed by the network as of July 22, 2022. Keep in mind that the renewal was announced a few hours ago, so any information on the release date seems way too soon. But on the bright side, it is speculated that the upcoming season will not be delayed and will be released sooner, which leads to much speculation that the release date will be sometime around mid to late-2024.
The most likely time frame for the third season premiere date will be sometime around November 2024, considering the release date pattern of season one, and season two is speculated to be released in late 2022 or early 2023. The upcoming season is anticipated to have 8 episodes, which is a similar number to the last season. Likewise, we would want to emphasize that this is all guesswork at this time. As a result, Amazon 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.
The Wheel of Time Premise
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 Wheel of Time Cast and Crew
The first season’s original cast is anticipated to return and carry the storyline into the upcoming seasons. In addition, the network had not released any new casting announcements as of July 22, 2022. Therefore, the list of the series’ prominent characters who are expected to return is as follows:
- Rosamund Pike as Moiraine Damodred
- Daniel Henney as al’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
- Barney Harris (season 1) and Dónal Finn (season 2) as Mat Cauthon
- Kate Fleetwood as Liandrin Guirale
- Priyanka Bose as Alanna Mosvani
- Hammed Animashaun as Loial
- Sophie Okonedo as Siuan Sanche
- Kae Alexander as Min Farshaw
- Fares Fares as the Dark One
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 as consulting producers.
We urge viewers to have some patience because it usually takes some time for more new cast announcements to surface. The network will let fans know in advance if there are any sudden new characters being introduced in the upcoming season. Fans should therefore attentively follow any such developments on social media in the coming months.
Where to stream The Wheel of Time?
All the upcoming seasons of The Wheel of Time will be available on Amazon Original. Thus, it’s only available on Amazon Prime Video. If fans want to binge-watch Season 1 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 user’s requirements.
The Wheel of Time Official Trailer
The Wheel of Time Official Synopsis
The official synopsis of the series, according to Amazon Prime, states, “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.”
Catch up on the previous season while you wait for more The Wheel of Time Season 3 updates.