The Wheel of Time confirms season 2 release date with first-look images
The Wheel of Time season 2 finally has a release date, which has been confirmed alongside a series of first-look images.
Adapted from Robert Jordan's novel series of the same name, a second season of the show was commissioned before the first had even aired. The second instalment of The Wheel of Time will premiere exclusively on Prime Video on September 1.
The fantasy epic tells the story of Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), who is a member of the powerful all-female organisation Aes Sedai.
The first series saw her arrive in the small town of Two Rivers before embarking on a dangerous journey, compounded by the fact that one of her five travelling companions, Rand al'Thor (Josha Stradowski), is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who will either save or destroy humanity.
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Pike will return to her role as Moiraine, with first-look images showing her in character alongside returning castmates Stradowski as Rand, Madeleine Madden as Egwene and Daniel Henney as Lan.
The latest episodes will see a number of new faces join the cast, including Emily in Paris's Maja Simonsen as Chiad, Vikings actor Ragga Ragnars as Bain, Derry Girls star Jay Duffy as Dain Bornhald, and Rima Te Wiata as Sheriam Bayanar.
Series one left off with Rand believing he had destroyed the Dark One, but a synopsis for the second season teases more evil is afoot.
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It reads: "In season two, 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."
Last year, showrunner Rafe Judkins teased the "massive" spectacle that the second series of the show could turn into.
Speaking at New York Comic Con, he said (via Entertainment Weekly): "This season is a lot of screaming, crying, fighting, and two people talking in a room. We did build that groundwork. You know who these people are, and now you get to see them go on these journeys.
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"The journeys Robert Jordan created are epic. It's a gift for people who know the books to watch the show, because they see contained in each of these characters the path that's in front of them.
"In season 2, we're on that path. By the end of the season, eight episodes later, it's just massive. I'm excited for people to see it."
The Wheel of Time is streaming on Prime Video.
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