Rosamund Pike in the first season of The Wheel of Time (2020)

‘The Wheel of Time’, season three, is now shooting in Prague

Production on the third season of Amazon Studios‘ fantasy series The Wheel of Time officially kicked off in Prague last week. The immense shoot will run across more than six months, with a wrap date set for October 25.

Filming for season three of The Wheel of Time in Prague is now underway at Jordan Studios, the production house built for the series in a former truck factory in the Czech capital’s Letňany neighborhood. Shooting will also take place on location around the Czech Republic.

While The Wheel of Time became Prime Video’s most-watched show after the premiere of the first season in 2021, totaling nearly five billion minutes watched, it has since been surpassed by Reacher and The Lord of Rings: The Rings of Power, which both released last year.

Primary cast for The Wheel of Time
Primary cast for The Wheel of Time (2020)

Season two of The Wheel of Time, which suffered a difficult shoot as a result of the pandemic and related restrictions in 2020 and 2021, is expected to debut on Prime Video later this year.

Series regulars Rosamund Pike, Daniel Henney, Zoë Robins, Madeleine Madden, Josha Stradowski, Marcus Rutherford, and Dónal Finn are all confirmed to be returning for season three of The Wheel of Time.

They’ll be joined by returning cast members Johann Myers, Kate Fleetwood, Priyanka Bose, Taylor Napier, Hammed Animashaun, Jennifer Cheon Garcia, Kae Alexander, and Meera Syal.

On Saturday at JordanCon, the festival dedicated to The Wheel of Time author Robert Jordan, Amazon Studios announced that four additional actors had joined the cast: Maja Simonsen, Ragga Ragnars, Jay Duffy and Rima Te Wiata.

Rosamund Pike in The Wheel of Time (2020)
Rosamund Pike in The Wheel of Time (2020)

Prague has been a popular location for Amazon Studios over the past half-decade, with the second season of Hunters and both seasons of Carnival Row also shooting in the Czech capital. Showrunner Rafe Judkins previously stated that he has planned for a total of eight seasons for The Wheel of Time.

Producers might want to expedite work on the upcoming seasons. Prague plans to completely redevelop the area that Jordan Studios comprises and its surroundings, turning it into a residential development over the next couple decades.

The Wheel of Time is one of three major TV productions that will be shooting in Prague this summer. Production on the second season of Interview with the Vampire is currently underway at Barrandov Studio, and the third season of Foundation will return to shoot in the Czech capital from later next month.

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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 expats.cz and tips on mindfulness sourced from ancient principles at MaArtial.com.

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