'The Wheel of Time' season 3: Everything we know so far

 Rosamund Pike in The Wheel of Time season 2.
Credit: Amazon Studios

The Wheel of Time turns and keeps turning, which means it will eventually come around to "The Wheel of Time" season 3. Fantasy fans might currently have "The Rings of Power" season 2 to look forward to, but a return to Jordan's world is on the cards in the future, too.

Amazon ordered a third installment of the Prime Video fantasy epic series based on Robert Jordan's books back in summer 2022, so fans can expect more magic and mayhem in the battle between good and evil.

The Wheel of Time will continue to follow Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), an Aes Sedai sorceress, and the young villagers she found — one of whom, Rand (Josha Stradowski), has now been revealed to the world as the Dragon Reborn.

Rand and his friends have undertaken journeys that have taken them far from the Two Rivers. As of "The Wheel of Time" season 2 finale, Rand and his friends have managed to take down one of the Dark One's allies, but greater challenges (and more powerful foes) lie in wait.

Here's everything we know about "The Wheel of Time" season 3 right now.

'The Wheel of Time' season 3 release date speculation

The Wheel of Time season 3 is definitely in the works; Amazon confirmed as such at Comic-Con 2022. A release date has not yet been confirmed, but I'd wager that the new season won't be on our screens till 2025.

Scripts for "The Wheel of Time" season 3 had been finished before the Writers Guild of America strike in 2023. Filming began in April 2023 and in June, stars Josha Stradowski and Daniel Henney told TechRadar that "a good chunk of it is done." Production was subsequently paused for some time due to the WGA and later the Screen Actors Guild strikes.

In March 2024, Amazon dropped a short teaser revealing that filming had come to an end. While this progress report was good news, it suggested that the third season might still be a while away, given the amount of post-production work a high-stakes fantasy series like "The Wheel of Time" requires.

Our most recent hint that we won't return to Jordan's world came from a recent THR report about Rosamund Pike boarding "Now You See Me 3". Her role in the new instalment remains shrouded in mystery, but the article did end by teasing "The Wheel of Time" would launch its third season 'next year'.

The Wheel of Time season 3 cast

Natasha O'Keeffe and Josha Stradowski in The Wheel of Time
Natasha O'Keeffe and Josha Stradowski in The Wheel of Time

The main cast of The Wheel of Time will be back for season 3, including:

  • Rosamund Pike as Moiraine Damodred, an Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah.

  • Daniel Henney as al'Lan Mandragoran, Moiraine's Warder and companion

  • Josha Stradowski is Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn

  • Madeleine Madden as Egwene al'Vere, an Aes Sedai novice

  • Zoë Robins as Nynaeve al'Meara, an Accepted of the Aes Sedai

  • Marcus Rutherford as Perrin Aybara, a blacksmith with ties to wolves

  • Dónal Finn as Mat Cauthon, a gambler

  • Ceara Coveney as Elayne Trakand, the Daughter-Heir of Andor and Aes Sedai novice

  • Hammed Animashaun as Loial, an Ogier and friend to the villagers

  • Kae Alexander as Min Farshaw, a tavern keeper who can see the Pattern

  • Ayoola Smart as Aviendha, an Aiel Maiden of the SpearMeera Syal as Verin Mathwin

  • Kate Fleetwood as Liandrin Guirale, an Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah

  • Sophie Okonedo as Siuan Sanche, the Amyrlin Seat and head of the Aes Sedai

It's also likely we'll see the return of supporting figures, such as:

  • Natasha O'Keeffe as Lanfear aka Selene, a Forsaken

  • Laia Costa as Moghedien, a Forsaken

  • Johann Myers as Padan Fain, a merchant and Darkfriend

  • Meera Syal as Verin Mathwin, an Aes Sedai of the Brown Ajah

  • Priyanka Bose as Alanna Mosvani, an Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah

  • Álvaro Morte as Logain Ablar, a male channeler who has been gentled

  • Jay Duffy as Dain Bornhald, a Whitecloak officer

  • Maja Simonsen as Chiad, a Maiden of the Spear

  • Ragga Ragnars as Bain, a Maiden of the Spear

  • Jennifer Cheon Garcia as Leane Sharif, the Aes Sedai Keeper of the Chronicles

  • Emmanuel Imani as Ihvon, one of Alanna's warders

  • Taylor Napier as Maksim, one of Alanna's warders

The Wheel of Time season 3 plot and season 2 ending explained

Ayoola Smart and Marcus Rutherford in The Wheel of Time
Ayoola Smart and Marcus Rutherford in The Wheel of Time

"The Wheel of Time" season 2 finale brought all of the main players back together in the city of Falme, the prophesied location for the Dragon Reborn to declare his return. Egwene is there, having been captured by the Seanchan, while Nynaeve and Elayne are busy trying to free her. Rand shows up to rescue Egwene, but also fights Ishamael.

Meanwhile, Perrin arrives with his Aiel companions, but they run into the Whitecloaks (who have a vendetta against him). He and Loial attempt to get the Horn of Valere to Rand, but it's Mat who ends up blowing it and calling forth the ghostly Heroes of the Horn.

A massive battle takes place involving the Seanchan, Whitecloaks, and the Heroes, all while Rand faces off against Ishamael (Fares Fares). He's on the verge of losing, but his fellow Emond's Fielders came to his aid, enabling him to kill the Forsaken. On a nearby beach, Moirane (who'd managed to reconnect to the One Power) used her magic to destroy the Seanchant fleet, then conjured a dragon made of fire to proclaim Rand as the Dragon Reborn.

"The Wheel of Time" season 3 will pick up after these events, expanding the story to even more new locations and involving even more new characters. One new, important figure is Moghedien, a Forsaken introduced at the very end of the season 2 finale. As she revealed to Lanfear, Ishamael had freed all of the remaining Forsaken.

"S3 is even more sophisticated and rich and deep than S2," showrunner Rafe Judkins teased on X (formerly Twitter).

Judkins previously confirmed that The Wheel of Time season 3 will incorporate elements of Jordan's fourth book, The Shadow Rising.

“I’m so thrilled that we’ll be making a third season of The Wheel of Time,” he said when Amazon's renewal was announced. “The Shadow Rising has always been my favorite book in the series, so being able to bring it to television and introduce new audiences to the stories that made me fall in love with these books in the first place is such an honor, and something I’ve been working toward since I first pitched the show years and years ago."

Now, for those who haven't read the books, stop reading now as we go into some spoilers for The Shadow Rising.

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An image indicating spoilers are ahead.

One of the major storylines in The Shadow Rising is Rand's journey to the Aiel's desert homeland, known as the Waste. In the season 2 finale, the fiery proclamation of Rand as the Dragon Reborn was noted with significance by Aiel warrior Aviendha and her companions. It seems the Aiel had their own prophecy of a savior, called the Car'a'carn.

The Emond's Fielders will split up again if the show follows the book closely. Rand, Moiraine, Egewene, and Mat will head off to the Aiel Waste, for various reasons we won't get into here. Meanwhile, Perrin will return to the Two Rivers while Nynaeve and Elayne hunt the Black Ajah.

And let's not forget the introduction of Moghedien (formerly Lilien Moiral), one of the Chosen who has been set up to as a dangerous villain for "The Wheel of Time" season 3. She appeared at the end of the season, where she confronted Lanfear and warned that Ishamael had known she would try to keep the other Forsaken sealed away, so freed them all before the Battle of Falme. She then warned that the fate of the ta'veren now lay in the hands of the other Forsaken, not her.

In the book, Moghedien becomes a particular enemy of Nynaeve and Elayne as they search for Liandrin and other Black Ajah members.

Teasing what's to come in May 2024, showrunner Rafe Judkins was very keen to hype up the start of the new season. Speaking with Deadline, Judkins said: "The first 15 minutes of season 3 is one of the most bonkers set pieces I've ever seen on television.

"I was just watching it this week and it is absolutely bananas what our team pulled off... just a bunch of women in their 40s and 50s shredding each other, and it is wonderful to behold."

Is there a 'The Wheel of Time' season 3 trailer yet?

Not yet, but we'll be sure to include one here as and when any "The Wheel of Time" season 3 footage arrives.

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