Prime Video announced today that the first scene from Season Two of The Wheel of Time series is now available to view at the end of the Season One finale episode (Episode 108) as a special surprise bonus for fans.
This sneak peek of the new season reflects the structure of the best-selling and epic The Wheel of Time book series by Robert Jordan, on which the Amazon Original series is based, where at the end of each novel, Jordan would add the first chapter of the next book as a preview.
In an additional homage to the show’s inspiration, the scene which has been made available — the opening from Episode 201 — is an adaptation of the fan favorite “Darkfriend Social” prologue of the second novel of Jordan’s series, The Great Hunt, upon which Season Two is largely based.
Season Two of The Wheel of Time series is also based on some elements of Jordan’s third novel, The Dragon Reborn, and will premiere exclusively on Prime Video on September 1 in more than 240 countries and territories around the world.
The series was filmed in the Czech Republic, Morocco, and Italy, and stars Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, I Care a Lot) as Moiraine Damodred, Daniel Henney (Criminal Minds) as Lan Mandragoran, Josha Stradowski (Gran Turismo) as Rand al’Thor, and Zoë Robins (Power Rangers Ninja Steel) as Nynaeve al’Meara.
Also starring are Madeleine Madden (Dora and the Lost City of Gold) as Egwene al’Vere, Marcus Rutherford (Obey) as Perrin Aybara, Dónal Finn (Rogue Heroes) as Mat Cauthon, and Ceara Coveney (Young Wallander) as Elayne Trakand.
In the series, Rand al’Thor (Stradowski) learns he is The Dragon Reborn – a dangerous figure from history destined to save the world… or break it.
Desperate to protect him from the Dark One, an army of powerful women must reckon with his burgeoning power and encroaching madness. The Wheel of Time turns, and the Last Battle approaches.
Though Rand thought he destroyed the Dark One, evil is not gone from the world. In The Wheel of Time Season 2, threats new and very old seek out the young friends from the Two Rivers, now scattered over the world.
The woman who found and guided them is now powerless to help, and so they must find other sources of strength. In each other, or themselves. In the Light… or the Dark.
The Wheel of Time was adapted for television by executive producer and showrunner Rafe Judkins (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hemlock Grove).
The executive producers also include Larry Mondragon and Rick Selvage of iwot productions (Winter Dragon), Ted Field of Radar Pictures (Jumanji: The Next Level, Winter Dragon), and Mike Weber (Jumanji: The Next Level, Beirut).
Darren Lemke (Shazam!, Goosebumps, Winter Dragon), Marigo Kehoe (Outlander, The Crown), Justine Juel Gillmer (The Survivor, Halo), Sanaa Hamri (Empire, Lovestruck), and Amanda Kate Shuman (The Blacklist) serve as executive producers as well.
Rosamund Pike serves as co-executive producer and Harriet McDougal, Brandon Sanderson, and Lauren Selig are consulting producers. The Wheel of Time series is a co-production with Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television Studios.