How Many Episodes of 'The Wheel of Time' Are There and Will There Be a Season 2?

Amazon Prime Video viewers can embark on a long journey today as fantasy series The Wheel of Time launches on the streaming service.

Rosamund Pike stars in the show which is a faithful adaptation of the popular book series, written by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson.

The first three episodes of the new series are available to watch now and fans can prepare to settle in for a full season, and beyond, of the new epic fantasy show, The Wheel of Time.

How Many Episodes Are There in 'The Wheel of Time' Season 1?

While the first three episodes of The Wheel of Time are available to watch now, the rest of the series will launch one at a time weekly.

Season 1 contains eight episodes in total, with the remaining five episodes coming every Friday until Christmas Eve.

The episode dates are as follows:

  • Episode 1 - November 19, 2021
  • Episode 2 - November 19, 2021
  • Episode 3 - November 19, 2021
  • Episode 4 - November 26, 2021
  • Episode 5 - December 3, 2021
  • Episode 6 - December 10, 2021
  • Episode 7 - December 17, 2021
  • Episode 8 - December 24, 2021

Without ad breaks, each episode is approximately 55 minutes in length, meaning there's well over seven hours of fantasy drama and action to enjoy with Season 1 of The Wheel of Time.

Will 'The Wheel of Time' Get a Season 2?

In May 2021, well in advance of Season 1 launching on Amazon Prime Video, The Wheel of Time was renewed for a second season.

The Wheel of Time Twitter account also confirmed the news by sharing the front cover of the script for Season 2 Episode 1, which is titled "A Taste of Solitude" and written by Amanda Kate Shuman.

The cast went back to work pretty quickly as filming for Season 1 wrapped in March 2021 but Season 2 production began on July 19, 2021, as confirmed on The Wheel of Time social media account.

Midgard Times also reported that Season 3 has already been greenlit by Amazon as well. Its "credible" unnamed source said Season 3 will start shooting in the Czech Republic as soon as filming of Season 2 has finished.

Newsweek has reached out to Amazon for confirmation.

The release date and episode count for Season 2 of The Wheel of Time are currently unknown

The showrunner and executive producer Rafe Judkins gave fans a clue of what to expect from future episodes in the press release for Season 2. In a statement sent to Newsweek, he said: "This property is one I've loved since I was a teenager, and seeing it brought to life with the resources to make it truly worthy of what's on the page is something I can't wait for the other fans of the books to see. And Season 2 just keeps expanding the world we built in Season 1."

Rosamund Pike stars as the lead Moiraine, and also serves as a producer on the show.

The first three episodes of The Wheel of Time are available to watch now. New episodes drop weekly every Friday.

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Rosamund Pike as the magical character Moiraine Damodred in "The Wheel of Time." Amazon Studios