It’s been a roller coaster of a week for The Wheel of Time fans. On Wednesday, July 12th, Prime Video released new key art for the anticipated second season. The unveiled art features series regulars Rosamund Pike as Moiraine Damodred, Daniel Henney as Lan Mandragoran, Josha Stradowski as Rand al’Thor, Zoë Robins as Nynaeve al’Meara, Madeleine Madden as Egwene al’Vere, Marcus Rutherford as Perrin Aybara, and Dónal Finn as Mat Cauthon. Eagle-eyed fans also noticed that this seems to be our first official look at the revamped weaves showrunner Rafe Judkins previously hinted at in a Q&A.
On Thursday, Prime Video released a sneak peek of several upcoming 2023 titles for Prime Day. The brief 3 second teaser for The Wheel of Time contained new images of Moiraine in Cairhien, Egwene channeling the One Power, and a myrddraal shrieking.
Most recently, the official accounts shared season 2 cosplay guides for Ayoola Smart as Aviendha, Fares Fares as The Dark One (now removed), and our first official confirmation of Lady Suroth (whom we believe is being portrayed by Karima McAdams).
Lady Suroth: start growing those nails now… pic.twitter.com/xXc6A9qA1R
— The Wheel Of Time (@TheWheelOfTime) July 14, 2023
San Diego Comic-Con Panel Cancelled
Unfortunately, the previously planned panel for The Wheel of Time at San Diego Comic-Con was cancelled after SAG-AFTRA announced that they would be going on strike and joining the WGA on the picket lines. While on strike, SAG-AFTRA and WGA members are not allowed to do promotion for any shows, including appearances at a convention.
There has not been any official statement on how this may affect the filming of season 3, which has been underway since April of this year. While a number of the actors are a part of the SAG-AFTRA union, whether or not they are permitted to strike depends on the union the production is working under. According to guidance released by Equity UK, SAG-AFTRA members working in the UK under an Equity contract are advised to continue to work as the strike “is not lawful under United Kingdom legislation.”
We will report on any updates as they become available.