According to Perrin Aybara actor Marcus Rutherford, The Wheel of Time Season 2 starts with a time jump from Season 1’s finale. This is somewhat surprising because there were no time jumps at this point of the story within the books. However I’m hopeful it will make sense.
Rutherford recently chatted with Leftlion. Whilst he didn’t say much about Season 2, Rutherford did reference where we come in and find these characters.
“In series one, the naivety of our characters is at the forefront of the story. But in season two, there’s a bit of a time jump. They’ve started to accept and have faith in the prophecy and their destiny, so there’s more of a maturity to them. It’s darker too, more real and a bit more brutal. The innocence of those kids we find in the village in episode one is long gone, and they’re becoming a bit more grown-up. I’m really excited for people to see it.”
Being a fan of the book series I had my ups and downs in Season 1. The worst aspect is that the deepest down of Season 1 was a poorly put together finale. However, the ending of book 1 was also in my humble opinion poorly handled and yet the series got better from that point out. Ergo, I am still in hope that Season 2 will be a step up in quality. Especially given the budget increase that a successful Season 1 provided.
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I won’t get into where I hope to see all our characters for spoiler reasons. However I definitely do not need to see all the characters journeying to where they need to be next for 2 episodes either. Additionally, the show ended a little differently from the books and yet wants to finish Season 2 in around the same place where Book 3 ended so they can tell Book 4 more completely in Season 3. So there will be some surprises in the story I’m sure.
Since the fourth book is also for many fans where the story truly comes alive as a series, this works for me. If that means we start Season 2 and several months have already passed, then I have no complaints. Of course those complaints may materialize once I see Season 2 for myself. I also hope for a darker and more mature take in Season 2 like Rutherford claims.
According to Perrin Aybara actor Marcus Rutherford, The Wheel of Time Season 2 starts with a time jump from Season 1’s finale. What do you think of the Blacksmith’s (Rutherford) comments? Thoughts below as always.