Amazon Prime Video’s highly-anticipated original fantasy series The Wheel of Time is based on the best-selling book series of the same name, set for release on November 19.
The Wheel of Time is one of the most popular and enduring fantasy book series of all time, with more than 90 million books sold worldwide. It becomes an exclusive Amazon Prime Video original when season one hits the streaming service in November.
The Wheel of Time stars Rosamund Pike, Sophie Okonedo, Madeleine Madden, Daniel Henney, Josha Stradowski, Marcus Rutherford, Zoë Robins and Barney Harris.
The world-building fantasy series is co-produced with Sony Pictures Television, and premieres on Amazon Prime Video on Friday November 19 in more than 240 countries and terriotires worldwide.
The first three episodes of season one will be released on the premiere date, with new episodes available each Friday following, leading up to the season finale on December 24.
The Wheel of Time is 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.
Based on Robert Jordan’s best-selling fantasy novels, The Wheel of Time was adapted for television by executive producer/showrunner and former Survivor contestant, Rafe Judkins.
Larry Mondragon and Rick Selvage of iwot productions, Mike Weber and Ted Field of Radar Pictures, Darren Lemke, Marigo Kehoe, and Uta Briesewitz will also serve as executive producers, with Briesewitz set to direct the first two episodes. Rosamund Pike will serve as producer and Harriet McDougal and Brandon Sanderson as consulting producers.
TV Blackbox previously reported that season two was greenlit back in May, with Amazon commissioning another season when production on season one wrapped.