Amazon Studios has greenlit a second season of the upcoming fantasy series “The Wheel of Time”, based on Robert Jordan’s series of best-selling novels. The early season renewal from Amazon Studios coincides with the end of production on Season 1 of the fantasy series, which has just finished filming in the Czech Republic. 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 (“Maervel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) in a statement. “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.”
“The Wheel of Time” is a 14-book saga written by Jordan and completed by his successor Brandon Sanderson, after Jordan passed away in 2007. The series is set in a world where time is cyclical. The technology and setting resemble medieval Europe, though there are also references to it being set in Earth’s far future (“There are neither beginnings or endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time,” reads the introduction to every book in the series).