TV Show Overview
The show runner and executive producer is Rafe Judkins.
The Wheel of Time is now available worldwide on Amazon Prime Video. Season 1 debuted on November 19, 2021 with 3 episodes. New episodes will be added weekly until the 8th and final episode premieres December 24. Click here for the full season 1 episode list.
Season 1 Cast
Season 1 Information Highlights
Season debuted November 19, 2021. (Full episode list and schedule)
The show is being produced primarily in Prague (Czech Republic), Croatia, and Slovenia. Denmark and Bali are also possible or future locations. Principal photography for Season 1 began September 16, 2019. (The 12-year anniversary of Robert Jordan's passing. See this short tribute video posted by Rafe Judkins & the official WoT on Prime twitter account) Filming was originally expected to go until May, 2020; an unusually long production schedule, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed that timeline. (see below) The show was originally announced in 2018. Rafe Judkins is the showrunner. (Twitter account) The full list of Season 1 Executive Producers are Rafe Judkins, Larry Mondragon, Rick Selvage, Mike Weber, Ted Field, Darren Lemke, Marigo Kehoe, and Uta Briesewitz. Casting for the show is being done by casting director Kelly Valentine Hendry.
Each episode will be approximately 1-hour in length. Seasons 1 and and 2 will each have 8 episodes. View the episode list here. Brandon Sanderson read the season 1 scripts and provided the filmmakers feedback. Four different directors each helmed 2 episodes of season 1. Uta Briesewitz, Wayne Yip, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, and Ciaran Donnelly. Read more about them here. Lorne Balfe, an Emmy award-winning composer, created the music for the show.
COVID-19 Impact on Production On March 13, 2020, production on the show was temporarily shut down due to the global coronavirus pandemic. The first 6 episodes were completely filmed when the pandemic shut production down. The final two episodes of the season were later filmed in 2021.
Season 2 Information Highlights
Season 2 was greenlit in May 2021 and is currently in production. Principal photography expected to be completed sometime in early 2022.
Actor Dónal Finn will replace Barney Harris as Mat Cauthon for season 2.
Season 2 will have 8 episodes.
Rafe Judkins originally teased the Season 2 writer's room in November 2019.