Rafe Judkins, the executive producer of The Wheel of Time, has affirmed that Season 2 could not be available on Prime Video until mid-2023.
In an interview with Dragonmount, Judkins urged fans not to anticipate the second season any time soon. There is some validity to the claims that The Wheel of Time Season 2 will debut in early 2023, I can say that he said. “In that respect, I do believe that Season 2 will debut in 2023. Early, in my opinion, since we still have a tonne of work to do on the show in terms of [post-production], VFX, and everything else. Therefore, I wouldn’t anticipate it until later in 2023, but you can count on it.” Judkins said that the media’s reporting on the development of The Wheel of Time Season 2 was frequently grossly inaccurate, pointing out that some publications had touted episodes as wrapped when they hadn’t even begun production.
The Great Hunt and The Dragon Reborn, the following two books in Robert Jordan’s epic novel series, will be incorporated into The Wheel of Time Season 2, according to Judkins. Judkins noted that this choice was taken to prevent similar showdowns between Ishamael and Rand author (Joshua Stradowski) at the end of the second and third seasons (Fares Fares). The novelist Brandon Sanderson, who finished the final three Wheel of Time novels after Jordan passed away in 2007, agreed with him, the speaker said. Fans were reassured by Judkins that The Shadow Rising, the fourth Wheel of Time novel, will be adapted before the conclusion of Season 2.
Seanchan’s Arrival is Hinted at by the Wheel of Time Boss
The Wheel of Time Season 2 narrative was originally alluded to by the showrunner at New York Comic Con in 2022. Judkins specifically hinted at the significant part the Seanchan would play in the upcoming episodes of the program, which will follow the invasion force’s brief debut in Season 1’s Season finale, “The Eye of the World.” According to Judkins, “The Seanchan kind of come in and side-swipe everything in the show, exactly like they did in the novels.” “Robert Jordan invented a pretty unique narrative technique.”
Some cast members are leaving the Prime Video series because they believe that Seanchan taking center stage in The Wheel of Time Season 2 would leave less place for the supporting cast. Although he recently stated he hopes to return for the third season, actor Alexandre Willaume, who plays Thom Merrilyn, is among those not on board for the second season.
Streaming of Season 1 of The Wheel of Time is presently available on Prime Video. No date has been set for the premiere of Season 2.