The Wheel of Time, the series based on Robert Jordan’s epic fantasy novels premiered on Prime Video fascinating new and established fans alike. The series takes viewers on a thrilling journey through a world where only women are allowed to wield magic. Led by the captivating performances of Rosamund Pike as the enigmatic Moiraine Damodred and her resolute Warder Lan, played by Daniel Henney, we follow their quest alongside five young villagers forced to flee their homes when the Dark One turns his attention to these unlikely heroes.
Last week Prime Video released the exciting new key art for the epic fantasy series (at bottom of the article). They topped that today with the release of the first season two trailer for the hit fantasy series The Wheel of Time. This exclusive trailer finds the show’s beloved characters facing down the deadly threat of the growing darkness, and gives a sneak peek at the introduction of fan favorite book characters such as Elayne Trakand, Aviendha, and Lady Suroth. Action-packed battles and Easter eggs also abound throughout the trailer, which features over two minutes of previously unreleased footage.
Season Two of The Wheel of Time — based on the second novel in Robert Jordan’s epic book series, The Great Hunt, as well as some elements of the third novel, The Dragon Reborn — 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, Zoë Robins (Power Rangers Ninja Steel) as Nynaeve al’Meara, 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.
Fans of the series have been anticipating the trailer’s release since the beginning of this week, when a digital “Stitch in Time” campaign began sharing multiple pieces of unique GIFs from the trailer to core members of the show’s online community, allowing these eagle-eyed viewers to work together to create clues about some of the scenes shown in the trailer. Additionally, some screenshots from the trailer were shared on Monday and Tuesday of this week via key editorial placements, to inform and intrigue fans about today’s 6am PT reveal. The trailer’s release also heralds the return of #WOTWednesdays, which will see weekly Season Two assets and news break every Wednesday moving forward, through the new season’s September 1 launch and beyond.
The Wheel of Time is based on Robert Jordan’s best-selling novels, which are among the most popular and enduring fantasy book series of all time, with over 90 million copies sold. Season Two of the Amazon Original series will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories around the world on September 1. The Wheel of Time is a part of the savings, convenience, and entertainment that Prime members enjoy in a single membership. The series is a co-production with Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television Studios.