The Wheel of Time‘s first season set the wheel in motion. The end of season one saw Rand al’Thor realize he is the Dragon Reborn. He faced the Dark One, and his guide, Moiraine, lost her ability to channel. On top of that, the Seanchan have arrived with their immense military power and enslaved channelers. Everything is on a precipice, and The Wheel of Time season two trailer shows nothing but peril ahead for our favorite characters.
The Prime Video series continues its adaptation of Robert Jordan’s books with season two. A press release confirms season two is based on the second book in The Wheel of Time series, The Great Hunt, while including elements of the third novel, The Dragon Reborn. Indeed, if you’ve read the books, you’ll see there’s a lot in this trailer to get excited about. And if you haven’t read the books, same.
Danger is ahead. The Dragon has returned. That’s good and bad for the world, as since the Breaking of the World, men haven’t been able to channel the One Power without going mad. The trailer shows Rand meeting with Logain Ablar, undoubtedly to talk about the One Power. Rand also has a mysterious companion, who sure seems like Selene. We see our other friends from the Two Rivers, too. Perrin Aybara’s connection with wolves is very apparent. Egwene al’Vere and Nynaeve al’Meara are training to become Aes Sedai; we see Nynaeve facing the three arched ter’angreal for the Accepted test. Mat Cauthon is going through it. The friends are no longer facing the world together as a group.
And the person who pulled the youths out of the Two Rivers, Moirane Damodred, is grappling with the loss of her connection to the One Power. She remains focused on helping Rand. Her warder, Lan Mandragoran, is trying to get her to ask for help. On the upshot, Moiraine gets maybe the only happy moment in The Wheel of Time season two trailer when she shares a kiss with Siuan Sanche.
New faces join our friends too, with Elayne Trakand, Aviendha, and Lady Suroth all appearing. The trailer teases the Battle of Falme and the Seanchan’s power with the now freed Dark One at their side. Their brutal deployment of damane, the enslaved channelers trained to use their powers for battle, is on display too. The footage has a whole lot of Liandrin, too. And among many other Easter eggs, we see a table with 13 mysterious figures who are likely the Forsaken.
In other words, it’s all fine. Season two of The Wheel of Time is going to be fine.
The series stars stars Rosamund Pike, Daniel Henney, Josha Stradowski, Zoë Robins, Madeleine Madden, Marcus Rutherford, Dónal Finn, and Ceara Coveney.
This is only the beginning of the teases. The Wheel of Time season two trailer release marks the return of #WOTWednesdays, which means we’ll get new assets and news every Wednesday until the show returns (and beyond!). The Wheel of Time season two will premiere on Prime Video on September 1.