TV Show Overview
The show runner and executive producer is Rafe Judkins.
The Wheel of Time is now available worldwide on Prime Video. Season 1 debuted on November 19, 2021.
Season 1 Cast
Season 1 Information Highlights
Season debuted November 19, 2021. (Full episode list and schedule)
The show was produced primarily in Prague (Czech Republic), Croatia, and Slovenia. 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 was approximately 1-hour in length. Seasons 1 and and 2 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. Principal photography was initially expected to be completed sometime in early 2022, but actually wrapped in May 2022.
Prime Video released a Season 2 'Sizzle Reel' at San Diego Comic-Con on July 21, 2022.
Actor Dónal Finn replaced 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.
Season 3 Information Highlights
The Season 3 greenlight announcement happened at San Diego Comic-Con on July 21, 2022.
Principal photography for this season is expected to begin in early 2023.
No release date or timeframe for Season 3 has been announced yet.