The Wheel of Time has come to the end of its first set of episodes, with the season finale airing on Christmas Eve on Amazon Prime Video. With the show ending on a series of cliffhangers (no spoilers here), fans have been left wondering if it’s getting a Season 2 – and if it is, when it might air.
The first season of the fantasy show starring Rosamund Pike was a hit. Based on the Robert Jordan novels, it premiered in November, and Amazon said it was the most-watched premiere of the year, and one of their top five of all time.
With the first season being such a big hit, the chances of a Season 2 seemed high – but in the world of streaming, sometimes a show can look huge, only to be suddenly canceled.
Though The Wheel of Time has only just finished airing its first season, however, there is already some good news from Amazon about the future of the show.
Has The Wheel of Time Been Renewed for Season 2?
Not only has The Wheel of Time been renewed for Season 2, but that decision was made some months ago.
Amazon Prime Video ordered Season 2 of the show back in May 2021 – six months before the show aired on the streaming service.
Showrunner Rafe Judkins said at the time: « Getting a second season order before the first season has even premiered is such a vote of confidence in the work we are doing and the property itself, and we couldn’t be happier to be able to continue to live and work in the world Robert Jordan created. »
As of the end of November (when we last got an update from Amazon), the show was halfway through filming Season 2. Shooting began in Prague in the Czech Republic in July 2021. That means shooting is likely to continue until at least March 2022.
What Season 2 has in store has been kept under wraps, but we do know that one cast member is set to be swapped out. Barney Harris is leaving as Mat Cauthon (the showrunner declined to comment on why) and is being replaced by Dónal Finn.
When WillSeason 2 Come to Amazon Prime Video?
So far, Amazon hasn’t confirmed a Season 2 release date. However, the timeline of the first season does give us some clues about when to expect it. The first season finished filming in May and aired in November, a gap of six months.
Assuming that the show does finish filming in March, then we could see Season 2 as early as September 2022. However, they could choose to wait the usual year between seasons and hold out for November 2022.
We are likely to know more once filming concludes at some point in 2022.
The Wheel of Time‘s first season is streaming now on Amazon Prime Video.
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