Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service is aiming to become the new home of fantasy TV content with its newest arrival The Wheel of Time and its highly anticipated Lord of The Rings series coming next year.
The former series, an adaptation of Robert Jordan’s legendary novel franchise of the same name, made its Prime Video debut in November 2021.
However, only three episodes were released on launch day which has left a number of fans asking just how many episodes The Wheel of Time series will feature in total.
Release date and plot
The Wheel of Time arrived on Amazon Prime Video on November 19th, 2021.
An epic fantasy based on the books of the same name, The Wheel of Time takes place in a world where magic exists but only a handful of women are able to wield it.
The story follows Moiraine, a member of the mysterious organisation called the Aes Sedai, as she embarks on a world-spanning adventure alongside five companions, one of whom is prophesied to either save or destroy humanity.
How many episodes in The Wheel of Time?
The Wheel of Time is made up of eight episodes in total.
However, the series debuted with just three episodes on November 19th, with one new episode arriving each week thereafter.
The finale of season 1 is expected to release on December 24th, Christmas Eve.
Ahead of the series’ release, the titles for all eight episodes were revealed.
- Leavetaking | November 19th
- Shadow’s Waiting | November 19th
- A Place of Safety | November 19th
- The Dragon Reborn | November 26th
- Blood Calls Blood | December 3rd
- The Flame of Tar Valon | December 10th
- The Dark Along the Ways | December 17th
- The Eye of the World | December 24th
Will The Wheel of Time return for season 2?
Yes, it has already been confirmed that The Wheel of Time will return for a second season.
Prime Video announced that The Wheel of Time was renewed for season 2 back in May 2021, months before the series would premiere in November.
On top of that, filming for the show’s second season got underway in Prague, Czech Republic in July 2021.
Filming for season 1 took roughly seven months to complete, with a lengthy break in the middle thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, eventually concluding in May 2021.
If season 2 has a similar timescale, filming should be due to conclude in or around February 2022.
The Wheel of Time is available to stream now on Prime Video.