For those of you who enjoyed watching the wheel of time. Well, there’s more in store, a second season. The prime video series’ first season ended on a cliff hanger and left the viewers with a lot of questions.
With Rand al’Thor ending what was described as possibly “the first battle” by Moraine Aes Sedai in the last episode. And Egwene and Nynaeve surviving the one power from almost killing them. As well as Matt having disappeared and Perrin discovering that the dragon isn’t all there is to the puzzle; it was almost inevitable for a second season to follow.
Season 2 of The wheel of time is underway
Madelaine Madden who plays Egwene al’Vere in the series was interviewed and she teased that there was a second season being filmed. And promised that the characters will recieve more development and complexity and the story will have more depth in the second season.
This is really exciting news and we look forward to the second Season of The wheel of time. However, as of now, no information has been communicated on when it will premier however, we do know that filming started in July 2021 and they had completed half of it by December 2021. So there is a reasonable anticipation for it to premier in December as it did last year.
What can you expect in season 2 of The wheel of time?
Judkins said that Mat will also follow his Book 3 journey, which I guess means that Perrin will go on his Book 2 track and hunt for the Horn of Valere. We will also see more Aiel in season 2; that’s the warrior tribe that Rand’s mother belonged to, although Rand himself was adopted by Tam al’Thor and grew up in the Two Rivers.
Aviendha, an important Aiel character, has been cast. As for Moiraine, season 2 will explore what she gets up to now that she’s been cut off from the One Power, something that doesn’t happen in the books (Judkins didn’t confirm if she’d been stilled or merely shielded from it.
Some information on Mat’s character
Circling back to Mat, Judkins talked a bit about why they changed up the character’s backstory. In the books, we don’t learn much about Mat’s home life, but on the show it’s clear that his family is pretty dysfunctional and toxic, which might account for his cavalier attitude towards life.
According to Judkins, Amazon gave him a 250-page document with survey data from different groups of book-readers, all of whom agreed that Mat’s personality didn’t really show up until Book 3. Personally, I liked this decision (and I’ve explained why), but I know it rubbed some fans the wrong way.
Was Nynaeve’s resurrection controversial?
Judkins also addressed another contentious scene from the first season finale, in which Nynaeve appears to die while defending Fal Dara from a Trolloc attack, only to be resurrected by Egwene using the One Power.
Although Judkins seemed to believe that some viewers misread the moment, I didn’t enjoy it (and I’ve stated why). Again, he doesn’t go into depth, but he emphasizes that death cannot be healed on the program or in the novels, which will be made obvious in season 2. So Nynaeve might just… I dunno, he appeared to be dead but wasn’t?