After a long wait, The Wheel of Time season 2 finally has a release date. Entertainment Weekly revealed today that the season will premiere on September 1, 2023. A Prime Video press release describes season 2 as follows:

Based on the best-selling Robert Jordan fantasy series The Wheel of Time, a humble farm boy, Rand al’Thor (Josha Stradowski, Gran Turismo), learns he is The Dragon Reborn—a dangerous figure from history destined to save the world … or break it. Desperate to protect him from the Dark One, an army of powerful sorceresses must reckon with his burgeoning power and encroaching madness. The Wheel of Time turns, and the Last Battle approaches. Though Rand thought he destroyed the Dark One, evil is not gone from the world. In Season Two, threats new and very old seek out the young friends from the Two Rivers, now scattered over the world. The woman who found and guided them is now powerless to help, and so they must find other sources of strength. In each other, or themselves. In the Light … or the Dark.

Several official “First Look” stills were also released with the article. We’ve sorted them by which episodes they are from in order to better delve into how the story might unfold this season.

Episode 1: 

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Photo credit: Jan Thijs

In episode 1, we see Egwene (Madeleine Madden) washing dishes in the Tower kitchens and a lonely Mat (Dónal Finn), likely also in the Tower based off of a scene shown at New York Comic Con and CCXP in Brazil.

Episode 3:

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Nynaeve (Zoë Robins) appears to be on the set seen in the JordanCon video that many have speculated is the White Tower testing chamber.

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Lan (Daniel Henney) rides his horse Mandarb through a forest.

Episode 4:

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Moiraine (Rosamund Pike) appears to be walking through the foregate of her hometown Cairhien.

Episode 5: 

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The Seanchan photo is interesting. Fares Fares (right) is stated to be The Dark One in Entertainment Weekly’s article. He accompanies two women who we believe are Karima McAdams (middle), likely as Suroth, and Jessica Boone (left). Loial (Hammed Animashaun) is visible behind them, wearing the same clothing as another person in their retinue, possibly a servant.

Episode 8:

Photo credit: Jan Thijs

Photo credit: Jan Thijs

Aviendha (Ayoola Smart) and Perrin (Marcus Rutherford) appear poised to fight. Behind them, Masema (Arnas Fedaravicius) appears to be wearing Seanchan armor.

Finally, Rand (Josha Stradowski), sword hilt visible above his shoulder confronts someone in a Seanchan occupied town, likely Falme.

We’re excited to see the work of season 2 costume designer Sharon Gilham and hair and prosthetics designer Davina Lamont, particularly with the look of the Seanchan!

Based off of past trailer drops, we can likely expect a teaser trailer within the next month. What do you think of the first look? Let us know!

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I'm a longtime SFF fan but Wheel of Time will always be my first love. I want to call myself Green Ajah, but--let's be real--I'm probably a Brown. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, writing, and getting lost in the wilderness.

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