July 21, 2022

It was announced today at Comic-Con that Amazon's Prime Video has renewed The Wheel of Time for a third season. The pickup is an early one, as the fantasy drama has yet to return for Season 2.

The hour-long series premiered last November with an eight-episode run that garnered a generally positive response from critics. The show already had a two-season commitment under its belt before it aired its first episode.

Based on Robert Jordan's novel series, The Wheel of Time follows Moiraine, a member of the Aes Sedai, an order of women who can channel the power of magic. Looking to locate the latest reincarnation of the Dragon, the light's champion, she guides a group of young people on a journey around the world, believing one of them could be the powerful individual prophesied to save the world - or destroy it.

Season 3 of the show will be based on 'The Shadow Rising', the fourth book in the 14-volume series.