It appears that Amazon is going all-in on its upcoming fantasy series The Wheel of Time. The studio just announced earlier that it has greenlit a second season ahead of the upcoming fantasy series debut. In fact, season one just wrapped up production in the Czech Republic this week, and according to reports, everyone involved is happy with the production. Both seasons, co-produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television, will exclusively stream on Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.
“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,” said showrunner and executive producer Rafe Judkins (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). “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.”
As we reported yesterday there is no official word on Amazon’s Wheel of Time release window for the first season will be. There has been some speculation from the folks at WOTSERIES think the show will debut sometime between November 25th and December 25th, 2021.
TLOTR and Wheel of Time are likely split by Game of Thrones as the three biggest fantasy franchises of all time. However in this instance despite being third, Wheel of Time is still far below the two franchises above it. That could change though, remember despite being bestsellers, the A Song of Ice and Fire Books were not pop culture icons before HBO began the Game of Thrones TV show. Amazon will be hoping that a similar effect is seen with The Wheel of Time.
What do you think The Wheel of Time getting greenlit for a second season? Has anyone read the books and is excited to see the show, other than me? Leave any thoughts you have below.