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Prime Video is giving fans a glimpse into the highly anticipated second season of the Amazon Original series The Wheel of Time. A new set of character posters have been released that give new details and an up-close look at many of the beloved returning characters, as well as some intriguing newcomers. Ready?
Here we go!
The series is based on Robert Jordan’s best-selling novels, which make up one of the most popular and enduring fantasy book series of all time, with over 90 million copies sold. Earlier today, The Wheel of Time socials teased out the posters one by one, every 30 minutes, across global Prime Video Twitter handles to excite fans.
The teases included clues that the fans needed to unlock, and upon providing the correct answer, each character poster was individually revealed by The Wheel of Time account.
The posters are the latest iteration of #WOTWednesdays, which also included last week’s exciting look into the creation of the series’ menacing Trollocs, and the reveal of the Season 2 open scene the week before, and give fans another taste of what to expect this season.
Also, the posters tease potential easter eggs in the character pairings and costumes, and spotlight the power and magic so central to this season’s battles between light and shadow. The posters feature the following pairs:
The heart of the series, Moiraine Damodred (Rosamund Pike), and her Warder, Lan Mandragoran (Daniel Henney), who, after her loss of magical abilities, will both struggle to adjust to their new relationship.
The Dragon Reborn, Rand al’Thor (Josha Stradowski), who is now trying to survive independently to protect his friends after last season’s face-off against the Dark One, and Selene (Natasha O’Keeffe), an innkeeper from Cairhien, with whom he has made a connection.
Mat Cauthon (Donal Finn), who will endure a journey of self-discovery this season, and bartender Min Farshaw (Kae Alexander), who has the extraordinary ability to see glimpses of the Pattern that show her the future.
Ishamael (Fares Fares), one of the Forsaken and the human embodiment of the Dark One’s evil, and, new for season two, High Lady Suroth (Karima McAdams), an imposing Seanchan noblewoman from a distant land.
The Wheel of Time season 2 will premiere exclusively on Prime Video, with the first three new episodes debuting on September 1.