Prague-shot ‘The Wheel of Time’ gets debut trailer ahead of November release

The Wheel of Time, which has been shooting in Prague for the past two years amid delays related to the Covid-19 pandemic, has just revealed its debut trailer ahead of a scheduled release later this year. The series will premiere on November 19 via Amazon Prime.

Widely expected to fill a void left by Game of Thrones, The Wheel of Time is based on the long-running series of fantasy novels originally created by Robert Jordan. There are 14 volumes in the series, along with a prequel and other supporting material; showrunner Rafe Judkins says a total of eight seasons are currently planned for the Amazon series.

The Wheel of Time stars Rosamund Pike as Moiraine, a member of a group of magic users who leads five young people on a journey, believing one of them might be the reincarnation of a powerful individual prophesied to save the world.

The extensive cast for The Wheel of Time also features Daniel Henney, Josha Stradowski, Marcus Rutherford, Zoë Robins, Barney Harris, and Madeleine Madden.

A highly-secretive production, the series has previously only released brief glimpses of material in teaser trailers and a poster. The new trailer represents the first official footage seen of most of the locations utilized for filming.

The Wheel of Time has shot almost entirely in the Czech Republic; filming has been of such a large scale that producers have created the series its very own studio in a Prague 9 location that was formerly used as a truck factory.

Filming for The Wheel of Time has taken place not only in the Prague studio, but in various locations across the Czech Republic that have been utilized to create the towns, forests, lakes, and rivers in the fantasy series.

“For us shooting here in the Czech Republic was the only choice,” executive producer Marigo Kehoe told the Czech Film Commission.

“Fantastic crews and great locations set in the heart of Europe”.

The production has kept a tight wrap over where filming is taking place due to the ongoing nature of the series. Previous reports have noted filming taking place in locations such as Ploskovice, Jaroměř, Terezín, Dobříš, and Výsluní.

Select scenes for the first season were also shot in Dubrovnik, Croatia, which was also famously used in Game of Thrones. Some filming also took place in Tenerife, off the coast of Spain.

Filming for the second season of The Wheel of Time kicked off in July, and will run through February 2022. A crew of about 600 people are involved with the production of season two, including more than 500 Czechs.

The first three episodes of The Wheel of Time will premiere on Amazon Prime on Friday, November 19.


Jason Pirodsky

Jason Pirodsky

Jason Pirodsky has been writing about the Prague film scene and reviewing films in print and online media since 2005. A member of the Online Film Critics Society, you can also catch his musings on life in Prague at and tips on mindfulness sourced from ancient principles at

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