The Wheel of Time season 2: Release date, cast, plot for Prime Video's fantasy hit
Rosamund Pike returns for the second season of Prime's epic fantasy series
Prime Video has shared details of the return of The Wheel of Time, which adapts Robert Jordan’s epic fantasy series of the same name.
The drama first hit screens in 2021, introducing viewers to the world of Jordan’s novels and the quest to find an entity known as The Dragon Reborn who could either save the world from the Dark One, or destroy it.
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Here is everything you know about season 2 and what it will entail.
When is The Wheel of Time season 2 out?
The Wheel of Time season 2 will premiere on Friday, 1 September on Prime Video.
Unlike streamers like Netflix, Prime Video uses a weekly-release model and so all episodes will come out every Friday.
There will be eight episodes in total for the eighth season.
What is The Wheel of Time season 2 about?
Following the events of season 1, the second season will follow Rand al’Thor who has discovered he is The Dragon Reborn.
The Aes Sedai, powerful sorceresses, are desperate to protect Rand from the Dark One, but they will also have to reckon with his growing, unstable power. Though Rand believed he had killed the Dark One, evil has not yet been vanquished from the land and threats new and old begin to emerge.
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Rand will have to bring together his friends who travelled with him in season 2, and because Moiraine is powerless to help the group will have to find strength within themselves to face the evil that awaits them.
Who will star in The Wheel of Time season 2?
Rosamund Pike will return to season 2 to reprise her role as Moiraine Damodred, while Daniel Henney will play her companion Lan Mandragoran, and Josha Stradowski will play Rand al'Thor.
Zoë Robins returns as Nynaeve al'Meara, as does Madeleine Madden as Egwene al'Vere, and Marcus Rutherford plays Perrin Aybara. The cast is rounded out by Dónal Finn who portrays Mat Cauthon, and Ceara Coveney as Elayne Trakand.
Barney Harris previously portrayed Mat, but he was recast in season 2 for undisclosed reasons.
Is there a trailer for The Wheel of Time season 2?
As yet, there is not a trailer for the second season of The Wheel of Time. When Prime Video announced the date the show would return it did so with first-look images, so fans will have to wait for a closer look at the season.
The Wheel of Time season 1 is available to watch on Prime Video, and season 2 will premiere on Friday, 1 September.
Watch the trailer for The Wheel of Time season 1