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.
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.
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.
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.