Before The Wheel of Time Season 2 even premiered, we already know we are getting more. The Wheel of Time has been renewed for season 3. Here is everything we know about it.
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The Wheel of Time Season 3 Release Date
The Wheel of Time was renewed for season 3 on July 20, 2022. Season 3 is not yet in production as Season 2 just began filming on July 19, 2021, and wrapped up in May 2022. But, we suspect the season will also have eight episodes like the ones before it. Although there has been no official announcement of a premiere date, The Wheel of Time Season 3 should hit Amazon Prime Video in late 2023 or early 2024. As of today, no official trailer has been released for The Wheel of Time Season 3.
The Wheel of Time Season 3 Storyline
The Wheel of Time follows the story of Moraine, a member of a powerful organization of women (the Aes Sedai) with the ability to channel an elemental force called One Power. Years after the male half of One Power was corrupted, causing a male channeler nicknamed Dragon to nearly destroy the world, Moraine and her warder, Lan Mandragoran search for the reincarnation of the Dragon. Rather than having the plan to destroy all male channelers like the other Aes Sedai want, Moraine and Lan are bent on finding reincarnation and using him or her in a fight against the Dark One, a primordial evil force.
Moraine and Lan’s search led them to four possible candidates in the Two Rivers: Rand al’Thor, Perrin Aybara, Mat Cauthon, and Egwene al’Vere. On their journey back to the Aes Sedai center (the White Tower), and then to the seat of Dark One (the Eye of the World), we see Moraine, Lan, the four possible Dragon reincarnations, and the villagers of Two Rivers battle evil followers of the Dark One. get split up, and made to suffer betrayals, losses, injuries, and death.
The Wheel of Time is a Prime Video fantasy series based on a tetradecology (series of 14 books) of the same name. The books were written by Robert Jordan and completed by Brandon Sanderson after Robert’s death. American television writer and producer, Rafe Judkins, developed the show for Prime Video in 2017. Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television produced the fantasy series in conjunction with Radar Pictures, Iwot Pictures, Long Weekend, and Little Island Productions. Rafe Judkins, Mike Weber, Sanaa Hamri, Darren Lenke, and Ted Field are some executive producers of the series, with main actress Rosamund Pike (Moraine) as a producer. The Wheel of Time Season 1, which premiered on November 19, 2021, was filmed primarily in Prague.
The Wheel of Time Season 3 Plot
With 14 books to work with, Rafe Judkins has a lot of plotlines to explore for The Wheel of Time series, although not accordingly. The writers and producers have a vision of their own but with the second author of the tetradecology Brandon Sanderson and original author Robert Jordan’s widow, Harriet McDougal, onboard as consulting producers, the series could still stay true to its original message.
The Wheel of Time Season 2 is still out of reach so it is too soon to guess what new twists and adventures The Wheel of Time Season 3 will be giving us. It is in fact possible we see the wheel spinning for five more seasons after season 3. Ergo, we will have to sit back and keep from counting our chickens before they hatch. Time will take care of the details.
The Wheel of Time Season 3 Cast
Most of the main cast of The Wheel of Time Season 1 and Season 2 will be seen again in season 3. It is too early for announcements of replacements and additions to the cast of the third season but here are some of the cast we can hope to see in the third season:
- Rosamund Pike as Moraine Damodred
- Zoë Robins as Nynaeve al’Meara
- Daniel Henney as al’Lan Mandragoran
- Sophie Okonedo as the Amyrlin Seat
- Priyanka Bose as Alanna Mosvani
- Kate Fleetwood as Liandrin Guirale
- Marcus Rutherford as Perrin Aybara
- Joshua Stradowski as Rand al’Thor
- Madeleine Madden as Egwene al’Vere
- Dónal Finn as Mat Cauthon
- Guys Roberts as Uno Nomesta
- Arnas Fedaravicius as Masema D’agar
- Gregg Chillingirian as Ingtar Shinowa
- Ayoola Smart as Aviendha
The Wheel of Time Ratings
The first season of The Wheel of Time had mixed ratings and reviews. Although some reviewers found it generally acceptable for fantasy fans looking for magic and adventure, others criticized the show’s overdependence on special effects and its insipid character development. Season 1 ended up with a rating of 7.1/10 on IMDb, 82% on Rotten Tomatoes, and 55/100 on Metacritic. We are yet to see how well The Wheel of Time Season 2 will be received, so it is too early to guess what the reviews and ratings will say about the far-off season 3.
Where to Watch The Wheel of Time Season 3
The Wheel of Time is available only on Amazon Prime Video, which is available in over 200 countries and territories. You can stream all eight-hour-long episodes of the first season online now. The Wheel of Time Season 3 will also be available on Amazon Prime Video in the future.