TV NEWS: Prime Video Releases Official Trailer for Upcoming High Fantasy Series Wheel of Time

The Series is Based on the Bestselling Novels by Robert Jordan and Stars Rosamund Pike, Daniel Henney and Josha Stradowski

Kyla Pearson
2 min readOct 28, 2021


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Amazon Prime users have a brand-new series to look forward to binge-watching: Wheel of Time. Produced by Rafe Judkins and starring Rosamund Pike, Daniel Henney and Josha Stradowski, the high fantasy series is based on the bestselling epic saga of the same name penned by Robert Jordan.

In short, the series follows Aed Sedai Morraine (Rosemund Pike) who ventures to Two Rivers in search of the prophesized “Dragon Reborn” — a child foretold to be born on a certain date with immense power that can save the world from the Dark One’s destruction… Or destroy it themselves.

With it’s potential to satiate Game of Thrones fans looking for a new show to watch after the series finale, Prime Video has put some serious stock into marketing the Wheel of Time prior to it’s release. This includes an interactive Explore page, which allows both fans old and new to acquaint themselves with the series’ main characters and world.

Viewers are introduced to Moraine, Egwene (Maddeline Madden), Rand (Josha Stradowski), Mat (Barney Harris), Perrin (Marcus Rutherford), Nynaeve (Zoë Robins) and Lan (Daniel Henney) and the bonds that bind them to one another. The interactive 3D map allows viewers to learn more about the key settings, a must have for any material-dense fantasy series.

Recently, Prime Video released the official trailer for the series, complete with cinematic dramaticism akin to the big screen. In the opening scene, we see Morraine swearing her oath as an Aed Sedai. The trailer then gives viewers a glimpse into the various characters and their magical abilities, as well as showcasing some scenes of intense tension and conflict between good & evil.

Will the series be worth the hype? Prime Video seems to think so as filming for the second season has already started prior to the first season’s release. However, with any screen adaption of a popular book series, loyal fans may have some reservations regarding the creative liberties taken and how true the series remains to the original narrative and plot. Despite this, the promotional material for the series demonstrates great promise for it’s future success.

The 6-part first season is set to air on Prime Video on Nov. 19th.

Works Cited:

“Prime Video: The Wheel of Time — Season 1.” Prime Video, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.



Kyla Pearson

An Italian-Canadian Creative Entrepreneur who offers creative design & marketing services in country music, film & TV. Writing memoirs about growing up Italian.