When will the epic saga continue to unfold new secrets? Continue reading to learn more about The Wheel of Time Season 3.
Get ready to be swept away once again into the mesmerizing world of The Wheel of Time as Season 3 gears up to take viewers on an epic journey like never before. Based on Robert Jordan’s beloved fantasy series, this highly anticipated installment promises to be a game-changer, leaving fans on the edge of their seats with its intricate plot twists and breathtaking visuals. As the battle between light and darkness intensifies, we are certain that the new season will delve deeper into the lives of our beloved characters, revealing hidden depths and untold secrets!
As there is no doubt that The Wheel of Time has always been known for its rich character development, and this season will be no exception. So, if you want to know more about what the fans can expect from the next chapter, then don’t worry; we have provided all the latest details about the highly anticipated third season, especially for you, right here at Web News Observer. It’s the best time to not miss out on the unexpected plot twists that will leave you on the edge of your seat, craving more action than before! Here is everything we know so far about The Wheel of Time Season 3.
The Wheel of Time Season 3 Renewal Status: When was it approved?
Yes, The Wheel of Time will be returning to your television screen for another season, as prior to the release of the second season, the network was quick to renew the series for a third season and would begin filming immediately after the second season. The decision was made ahead of the premiere of the second season of the Rosamund Pike-starring series and was announced during the show’s Comic-Con presentation, with the production schedule already planned out.
The principal photography reportedly began on April 17, 2023, in Czechia (the Czech Republic) and is anticipated to continue there through October 25, 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. Filming took place in the Hall of the Ancestors, possibly for Caemlyn.
The Wheel of Time Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?
Even though the above-mentioned filming schedule was being followed, it was eventually changed due to the commencement of the Writers Guild of America (WGA), which has been on strike alongside the SAG-AFTRA strike that has lasted for months now. This strike includes all the writers for The Wheel of Time. As part of the strike, showrunner Rafe Judkins 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.
Due to this, we are certain that the filming of the next season will be delayed further, and 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, as the second season also has many episodes still left to premiere, which is expected to conclude next month on October 6, 2023. For your consideration, we speculate that the third season might take its own time when we consider the scale of the show; hence, it’s possible it could take another two years for Season 3.
Prediction: The Wheel of Time Season 3 may not return to Prime Video until 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.
The Wheel of Time Season 3 Plot: What to expect?
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.
Additionally, 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 official synopsis of The Shadow Rising, as per Cosmo, is as follows:
“The Stone of Tear, an invulnerable fortress of legend, has fallen. The Children of the Dragon have risen to the call of prophecy and march to the aid of the Light. Callandor, the Sword That Is Not a Sword, is held by Rand al’Thor, the man proclaimed as the Dragon Reborn.” “But still the shadows lengthen and still the Forsaken grow in strength. If he is to fight them, Rand must master the male half of the True Source, a power corrupted by the Dark One, a power that drives men to madness, a power that may save or damn the world.”
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 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. 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.
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 Amazon 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 user’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) September 12, 2023
The Wheel of Time Season 3 Official Trailer: Has it been released?
As mentioned above, it is way too early to release the promotional stuff for the third season when the filming has been put on hold due to the ongoing dual strikes. In the meantime, we urge the readers to check out the official trailer for the second season, which is now airing all the new episodes on a weekly basis.
This exclusive trailer finds the show’s beloved 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:
Catch up on the first and second seasons while you wait for more updates on The Wheel of Time Season 3.