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Season 1 of the web television series The Wheel of Time will premiere on November 19, 2021.[1] The season consists of eight episodes.[2]

The series order was announced in October 2018. Principal photography began in September 2019, but was delayed multiple times in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Filming wrapped in May 2021.

Synopsis[]

Official synopsis from a press release by Amazon Studios in July 2021:[3]

Set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists and only certain women are allowed to access it, the story follows Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), a member of the incredibly powerful all-female organization called the Aes Sedai, as she arrives in the small town of Two Rivers. There, she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who will either save or destroy humanity.

Official synopsis first shared by The Hollywood Reporter in October 2018:[4][5][6]

Set in a sprawling world where magic exists but can only be used by women, the story follows Moiraine, a member of the shadowy and influential all-female organization the Aes Sedai, as she embarks on a dangerous journey with five young men and women. Moiraine's interest in these five lies in the fact that she believes one of them might be the reincarnation of an incredibly powerful individual who prophecies say will either save humanity or destroy it. The series draws on numerous elements of European and Asian culture and philosophy, most notably the cyclical nature of time found in Buddhism and Hinduism.

Cast and characters[]

Main:

Announced supporting cast, in alphabetical order by cast surname:

Unconfirmed cast, in alphabetical order by cast surname:

Confirmed characters:

Episodes[]

# Title Writer Director Airdate[1]
1 Leavetaking Rafe Judkins Uta Briesewitz Nov 19, 2021
2 Shadow's Waiting Amanda Kate Shuman Uta Briesewitz Nov 19, 2021
3 A Place of Safety Paul Clarkson & Michael Clarkson Wayne Yip Nov 19, 2021
4 The Dragon Reborn Dave Hill Wayne Yip Nov 26, 2021
5 Blood Calls Blood Celine Song Salli Richardson Whitfield Dec 3, 2021
6 The Flame of Tar Valon Justine Juel Gillmer Salli Richardson Whitfield Dec 10, 2021
7 tba tba Ciaran Donnelly Dec 17, 2021
8 tba tba Ciaran Donnelly Dec 24, 2021

Production[]

On October 2, 2018, Amazon announced that it had given the production a series order.[4]

Casting[]

It was announced in June 2019 that Rosamund Pike had been cast as the lead in the series.[54] Further main cast members were announced in August 2019: Josha Stradowski as Rand al'Thor, Marcus Rutherford as Perrin Aybara, Zoë Robins as Nynaeve al'Meara, Barney Harris as Mat Cauthon, and Madeleine Madden as Egwene al'Vere.[55]

Principal photography[]

On September 10, 2019, the cast had their first table read.[56]

Principal photography began on September 16, 2019.[57] Filming primarily took place in the Czech Republic, but the series also filmed in Slovenia, Croatia, and Spain.[58][59]

In March 2020, production in the Czech Republic was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It resumed in September 2020. In November 2020, production was halted a second time with a possible restart for April 2021.[60][61][62] In April 2021, production in the Czech Republic seems to have resumed, with cast members back on set.[63]

On May 18, 2021, principal photography for season 1 was completed.[64]

Gallery[]

Images[]

Videos[]

Notes and Trivia[]

  • Showrunner Rafe Judkins confirmed that season 1 will cover the first novel, The Eye of the World Booklink.svg,[65] with some aspects of the book being cut and used in later seasons.[66] Judkins has also stated that aspects from The Great Hunt Booklink.svg and The Dragon Reborn Booklink.svg will be included in the first season.
  • The budget for season 1 is estimated to be over $80 million USD, or $10+ million per episode.[67]
  • The series will premiere in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.[3]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Amazon Studios press release: Amazon Prime Video Debuts Official Teaser Trailer for The Wheel of Time. September 2, 2021.
  2. Eight episodes confirmed in a panel with Rafe Judkins on April 18, 2020. Video: JordanCONline WoT on Prime panel @ 23:15.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Amazon Studios: Amazon Original Series The Wheel of Time releases teaser poster during COMIC-CON@HOME panel. July 23, 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Hollywood Reporter: 'Wheel of Time' Fantasy Drama Nabs Amazon Series Order by Aex Ritman. October 2, 2018.
  5. Production Weekly: December 12, 2018 (PDF)
  6. Tor: The Wheel of Time TV Series to Start Production in Fall 2019. January 23, 2019.
  7. Twitter: Please welcome Rosamund Pike to the Wheel of Time family. Say hello to Moiraine. #WoTWednesday June 19, 2019.
  8. Twitter: “It was not about me. It’s never been about me.” @joshastradowsk1 as Rand Al’Thor #WoTWednesday #TwitterOfTime August 14, 2019.
  9. Twitter: “It was about a man whose family was taken from him, but who stood tall in his sorrow and protected those he could.” @Marcus_Rudda as Perrin Aybara #WoTWednesday #TwitterOfTime August 14, 2019.
  10. Twitter: “It was about a woman who refused to believe that she could not help, could not heal those who had been harmed.” Zoë Robins as Nynaeve #WoTWednesday #TwitterOfTime August 14, 2019.
  11. Twitter: “It was about a hero who insisted with every breath that he was anything but a hero.” @BarneyHarriso as Mat Cauthon #WoTWednesday #TwitterOfTime August 14, 2019.
  12. Twitter: “It was about a woman who would not bend her back while she was beaten, and who shown with a light for all who watched.” @TigerMadden as Egwene Al’Vere #WoTWednesday #TwitterOfTime August 14, 2019.
  13. Twitter: "I swear to stand against the Shadow so long as iron is hard and stone abides - to defend the Malkieri while one drop of blood remains. I swear to avenge what cannot be defended." Welcome @danielhenney as al'Lan Mandragoran. #TwitterOfTime #WoTWednesday September 4, 2019.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 IGN: Amazon's Wheel of Time Casts Siuan Sanche, Min Farshaw, and More by Adele Ankers. August 19, 2020.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Variety: ‘Wheel of Time’ Series at Amazon Adds Four to Cast by Will Thorne. December 4, 2019.
  16. Twitter: “Loial, son of Arent, son of Halan.” Please welcome Hammed Animashaun as Loial to #WOTonPrime. December 4, 2019.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Twitter: Traveling down the Caemlyn Road we’ve uncovered another surprise! Please welcome our newest additions to the #WOTonPrime cast! July 8, 2020.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Deadline: The Wheel Of Time’: Amazon Adds Three To Cast Of Series Based On Fantasy Books by Denise Petski, December 23, 2019.
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 Twitter: The Wheel of Time family keeps growing! (thread) June 24, 2020.
  20. Twitter: The Wednesday surprises keep coming! Darren Clarke joins the cast of #WOTonPrime as Basel Gill. July 15, 2020.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 Table read January 22, 2020.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Twitter: Please welcome the Tuatha'an, our newest cast members to the #WOTonPrime family July 22, 2020. (Note that the character name "Illa" is spelled with two Ls instead of one like the books. Unclear if this is a typo or a change.)
  23. https://www.instagram.com/p/B7mCR2-HRLK/
  24. Twitter: The #WOTonPrime family welcomes Kate Fleetwood (@katefleetwood) as Liandrin. August 19, 2020.
  25. 25.0 25.1 Twitter: No one has been able to “match her power in almost six hundred years,” according to descriptions. Please welcome Clare Perkins as Kerene, along with Peter Franzen as her Warder, Stepin. #WOTonPrime August 19, 2020.
  26. 26.0 26.1 Twitter: Surprise! We have another announcement. The Children of the Light have arrived. July 1, 2020.
  27. Twitter: “The choice isn't always about what you do, son, but why you do it.” Please welcome Michael McElhatton (Tam Al'Thor) to the #WOTonPrime family. Nov 6, 2019.
  28. IGN: Game of Thrones Actor Joins Wheel of Time as Rand's Father Tam by Andrew Smith. Nov 6, 2019.
  29. Twitter: "He is dangerous, child. Caged, with Aes Sedai to guard him every minute, he is still as dangerous as a wolf." The #WOTonPrime family welcomes Alvaro Morte as Logain Ablar. December 4, 2019.
  30. Twitter: "Fain was always one to carry bad news quickly, and the worse, the faster. There's more raven in him than man." The #WOTonPrime family welcomes Johann Myers as Padan Fain. December 4, 2019.
  31. Twitter: Please welcome Sophie Okonedo as Siuan Sanche. August 19, 2020.
  32. Twitter: “It was about a man who remembered stories and who took fool boys under his wing when the smarter move would have been to keep on walking.” We welcome Alexandre Willaume as Thom Merrilin to our #WOTonPrime family. December 4, 2019.
  33. Some more WHEEL OF TIME casting news. October 4, 2019.
  34. The name "Danya" was previously announced on Agyei-Ampadu's profile page at her agency Waring & McKenna.
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 35.3 WotSeries.com: Scoop: Four New Cast, New Director, and New Cinematographer Wrap in Segovia by Eri. December 4, 2020.
  36. Gary Beadle on Twitter
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 The Vulcan Reporter. Wheel of Time Megathread. December 27, 2019.
  38. 38.0 38.1 WotSeries.com: Scoop: Three New Cast Members Wrap on The Wheel of Time! by Eri. October 14, 2020.
  39. WotSeries.com: Scoop: Amer Chadha-Patel’s Role Revealed! by Eri. February 10, 2021.
  40. 40.0 40.1 Redanian Intelligence: Amazon’s Wheel of Time adds five new cast members by Yslyven. June 26, 2020.
  41. Redanian Intelligence: Leaked audition scripts for Amazon’s Wheel Of Time reveal a glimpse at Aes Sedai rivalries by Yslyven. September 22, 2020.
  42. WotSeries.com Breaking: New Cast Mark Fletcher by Eri. May 19, 2021.
  43. WoT Up!: Wheel of Time Lews Therin Casting Leak (video). September 5, 2021. Also covered on WoTSeries.com: New Cast: Alexander Karim & Other Cast Updates.
  44. INTERVIEW WITH AN EXTRA: "ROSAMUND CAME INTO THE BAR…WE HAD TO ACT LIKE WE WERE FRIGHTENED" by Weaves of the Wheel. August 24, 2021.
  45. Wotseries.com: New Cast Member and Role Revealed by Lane. April 21, 2021.
  46. WotSeries.com New Cast Member Revealed: Evelyn Mok by Omar. April 2, 2021.
  47. Quigley's agency profile lists his credit as Master Hightower.
  48. WoT Up!: EXCLUSIVE! Wheel of Time Leaked cast member. February 24, 2021.
  49. Wotseries.com: New Recurring Cast Member: Guy Roberts by Sara. February 25, 2021.
  50. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named wotseries-2021-09-05
  51. WoT Up! Wheel of Time Leaked Cast Member. May 26, 2021
  52. Westerman was at the episode 1 table read and it was listed on her agency profile (now removed - screenshot).
  53. In response to a fan's question "Will we see Narg?", Rafe Judkins responded "Yep". Instagram Q&A on May 20, 2021.
  54. - Rosamund Pike To Star In The Wheel Of Time TV Adaptation At Amazon
  55. - Wheel of Time' Series at Amazon Rounds Out Main Cast
  56. Twitter: On September 10th, the cast and crew of #WOTonPrime got together to read the first episode of The Wheel Of Time. Production is now on its way and we are VERY excited to see this show come to life! #TwitterOfTime, this is for you. October 2, 2019.
  57. Twitter: video September 16, 2019.
  58. WoTSeries.com: Breaking: WoT To Film in… Spain? by Omar. November 20, 2020.
  59. WoTseries.com: Scoop: Four New Cast, New Director, and New Cinematographer Wrap in Segovia by Eri. December 4, 2020. Confirms filming in Spain.
  60. NEWS: According to multiple sources, #WotOnPrime production in the Czech Republic has been halted. Two sources tell us production is planned to resume in April of 2021. November 2, 2020.
  61. Filming suspended on THE WHEEL OF TIME for the second time. November 2, 2020.
  62. Filming on The Wheel of Time shuts down…again by Dan Selcke. November 2, 2020.
  63. Actor Josha Stradowski shared an image on Instagram live of a trailer and a sunset, and the trailer has a link to filmbus.cz, a service in the Czech Republic that provides buses and trailers for productions. Fan @celticmyst08 tweeted with a screenshot and zoom-in on the image on April 20, 2021.
  64. Confirmed by showrunner Rafe Judkins in an Instagram Q&A on May 20, 2021. Official Twitter thread with Q&A: "To celebrate the wrap of S1 this Tuesday and the greenlight of S2, AMA -"
  65. Rafe Judkins answered a fan question, "Do you anticipate Season 1 taking up eye of the world and season 2 being The Great Hunt?" answering "Yes and no". September 12, 2018.
  66. Rafe Judkins: "there are already aspects of EoTW that I plan to use in different seasons". September 12, 2018.
  67. WoTSeries.com: WoT Season 1 Set to Receive $14.8 Million USD in Incentives. May 18, 2020.
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