Amazon Orders 2nd Season Of ‘Wheel of Time’ Before Season 1 Even Airs
Amazon has a lot of faith in their upcoming adaptation of the highly-anticipated epic fantasy series ‘The Wheel Of Time‘, as the streaming service orders a 2nd Season before the 1st Season has even premiered!
As Season 1 production wraps in the Czech Republic, Amazon Studios today announced it has greenlit a second season of the upcoming drama, based on Robert Jordan’s series of best-selling fantasy novels. Set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists and only certain women are allowed to access it, the story follows Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), a member of the incredibly powerful all-female organization called the Aes Sedai, as she arrives in the small town of Two Rivers. There, she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who will either save or destroy humanity.
The drama also stars Josha Stradowski (‘SpangaS’) as Rand Al’Thor, Marcus Rutherford (‘Obey’) who portrays Perrin Aybara, Zoe Robins (‘Power Rangers Ninja Steel’) playing Nynaeve, Barney Harris (‘Clique’) as Mat Cauthon, and Madeleine Madden (‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’) who is playing Egwene Al’Vere.
“From the moment we pitched the Amazon Studios team, we realized they shared the same excitement as we did about this brilliant project based on Robert Jordan’s series of best-selling novels and that we were all creating a very special and extraordinary spectacle,” said Jeff Frost, President of Sony Pictures Television, who co-produce the drama. “Receiving a second season pickup right after wrapping Season 1, exemplifies their dedication to and belief in this series. We can’t wait for audiences globally to experience the magic that Rafe, our other talented producers, Rosamund and the rest of the cast and crew have created.”
Based on Robert Jordan’s best-selling fantasy novels, which have sold more than 90 million copies worldwide, ‘The Wheel of Time’ was adapted for television by executive producer/showrunner Rafe Judkins (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hemlock Grove). Larry Mondragon and Rick Selvage of Red Eagle Entertainment (Winter Dragon), Ted Field and Mike Weber of Radar Pictures (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Winter Dragon), Darren Lemke (Shazam!, Goosebumps, Winter Dragon), Marigo Kehoe and Uta Briesewitz will also serve as executive producers, with Briesewitz set to direct the first two episodes. Rosamund Pike will serve as Producer and Harriet McDougal and Brandon Sanderson as consulting producers. The Wheel of Time is co-produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television.
“The belief Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television have shown in The Wheel of Time has been incredible to see throughout the entire process of making this show. 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,” adds showrunner and executive producer Rafe Judkins. “This property is one I’ve loved since I was a teenager, and seeing it brought to life with the resources to make it truly worthy of what’s on the page is something I can’t wait for the other fans of the books to see. And Season 2 just keeps expanding the world we built in Season 1.”
‘The Wheel Of Time‘ is co-produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television, and will exclusively stream on Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.