It’s official! Season 2 for The Wheel of Time has begun filming today, July 19, 2021!

Early this morning, we shared the news from the extras agency that filming for season 2 began today. They wrote: “From today we are shooting the 2nd season of the fantasy series for Amazon Prime again. We will not end until February 2022… We finished season 1 in May this year” (note: original message is in Czech).

Later on, we received a surprise confirmation from the official accounts: the message “And the wheel keeps weaving… Filming for Season 2 of our series kicks off today!” along with a picture of a film slate for Season 2 of The Wheel of Time. With the film slate, we also got an announcement of a new director: Thomas Napper. Napper served as the second unit director for such feature films as Disney’s Aladdin, Mary Poppins Returns, Beauty and the Beast, and Into the Woods. His most recent director credits are for Baptiste, World on Fire,  and Jawbone.

Returning to The Wheel of Time is Director of Photography, David Moxness. In addition to his work on season 1 of The Wheel of Time, David Moxness has numerous credits to his name, most recently including Lethal Weapon and Whiskey Cavalier.

While we don’t know exactly where they are filming or what scene, fans have been quick to draw guesses based off the background behind the slate. Based off of a previous casting call for stand-ins, we know a blonde actress between 172 and 175 cm (approximately 5’8″-5’9″) is  also scheduled to film on this day, though not necessarily at this same location.

This is exciting news, and we hope that we get more official updates like this throughout production of season 2! As a reminder, there’s also this Friday’s Comic Con at Home to look forward to for more official announcements. Rafe will be taking part in an Amazon panel with other Prime video showrunners and directors, and he’s expected to share “exclusive details about [the] upcoming series.” The panel will take place on Friday, July 23rd at 11am PST and will be streamed on SDCC’s YouTube Channel.