The Wheel of Time TV Series | Everything You Need to Know About the WoT Amazon Prime Show!

Find all your questions about The Wheel of Time tv series answered here! From filming locations to budget, episode length, and more, we’ve rounded up all the answers here! 

General FAQ

The 14-book Wheel of Time series is complete and available in paperback and hardback! Image courtesy of Amazon

When will The Wheel of Time series start?

The Wheel of Time’s first season will debut on Amazon Prime Video on November 19, 2021.

Where can I watch the Wheel of Time series? 

You can watch The Wheel of Time series on Amazon Prime video. 
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How many episodes will be in Wheel of Time?

Season 1 of Wheel of Time consists of 8 episodes. Season 2 will also have 8 episodes.

How long will Wheel of Time episodes be?

The average run time of Wheel of Time episodes is 60 minutes.

Is The Wheel of Time series complete?

Yes, the 14 book Wheel of Time series is complete. 
The first book, The Eye of the World,  was released in 1990, and the last book, A Memory of Light, was released in 2013. 
The 14 books, in order, are 
1. The Eye of the World
2. The Great Hunt
3. The Dragon Reborn
4. The Shadow Rising
5. The Fires of Heaven
6. Lord of Chaos
7. A Crown of Swords
8. The Path of Daggers
9. Winter’s Heart
10. Crossroads of Twilight
11. Knife of Dreams
12. The Gathering Storm
13. Towers of Midnight
14. A Memory of Light

How many books will the Wheel of Time series cover?

The entire Wheel of Time series will cover all 14 books. However, Season 1 will cover Book 1, as well as portions of Book 2 and even Book 3. 
The official quote from The Wheel of Time Twitter account:
Season One will cover Book One, plus some of Book Two, and even Book Three. But also not all of Book One, as some of it is in Season Two. Cryptic enough?
Source
For example, we know that Aviendha and Alanna don’t appear until Book 3, but they’re in Season One! [A great resource for which characters appear when and here’s another one]

What’s the budget for the Wheel of Time series?

The budget for Season 1 of The Wheel of Time series is estimated to be $100 million US dollars.
For filming in the Czech Republic alone, WoTseries.com reports that Amazon Prime Studios spent approximately $91 million US dollars. But that figure does not include filming in other locations, such as Tenerife, Croatia, Spain, and Slovenia. 
And it does not include post-production costs, visual effects, and crew costs.

What’s the Wheel of Time budget per episode? 

The Wheel of Time budget per episode for Season One is about $12.5 million US dollars per episode.
Looking at the numbers above, dividing the budget of $100 million by 8 episodes, that works out to be $12.5 million dollars per episode.

Who owns the rights to The Wheel of Time? 

Red Eagle Entertainment owns the rights to The Wheel of Time film, television, video game, and comic adaptations.

What ages can watch Wheel of Time? 

Wheel of Time is rated TV-14, which means that children ages 14 and up can watch it.
PARENTS STRONGLY CAUTIONED
This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age. Parents are strongly urged to exercise greater care in monitoring this program and are cautioned against letting children under the age of 14 watch unattended. This program may contain one or more of the following: intensely suggestive dialogue (D), strong coarse language (L), intense sexual situations (S), or intense violence (V). 
Source- TVGuidelines.org

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All about Wheel of Time- Season 1

What books does Wheel of Time Season 1 cover?

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The entire Wheel of Time series will cover all 14 books. However, Season 1 covers Book 1, and parts of Book 2 and 3. 

The official quote from The Wheel of Time Twitter account:

Season One will cover Book One, plus some of Book Two, and even Book Three. But also not all of Book One, as some of it is in Season Two. Cryptic enough?

Source

Wheel of Time Season 1 Episode Titles

I love the original cover art of Moraine and Lan! Image courtesy of Amazon

The Wheel of Time Season 1 episode titles are

  1. Leavetaking
  2. Shadow’s Waiting
  3. A Place of Safety
  4. The Dragon Reborn
  5. Blood Calls Blood
  6. The Flame of Tar Valon
  7. To be announced
  8. To be announced

Where was Season 1 filmed? 

Season One was filmed in the Czech Republic, Tenerife (a Spanish island in the Canary Islands off the western coast of Africa), Croatia, Spain, and Slovenia. 

Wrap Up

Stay tuned- We will be adding to this post as we learn more about the new series and watch it!

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