A big Prime Video series, competing with Game of Thrones and the Rings of Power, is about to return to the small screen and shows it with a big trailer.
While The Boys season 4 slated for release in 2023, due to the writers’ strike, an Amazon Prime Video series is definitely set to make a comeback. One of the most expensive in history for the platform and the world of television in general. A program that has even undermined the competition as netflix.
One of the most expensive Amazon Prime Video series back
What the mysterious series Prime Video who announces his comeback? Rings of Power ? No, as for The Boys, it’s off to a bad start because this new adaptation of Lord of the Rings is a victim of the strike in Hollywood. The TV show which is about to land on September 1, 2023It is The Wheel of Time season 2. A 100 million dollar Amazon Prime Video series with the very talented Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) in the lead role.
“The lives of five villagers change dramatically when a powerful and mysterious woman reveals to them that one of them is the child of an ancient prophecy that could plunge the world into darkness forever. Will they agree to follow this stranger in order to preserve the World, before the Dark One escapes from his prison and the Ultimate Battle begins? » this was the synopsis of The Wheel of Time season 1 currently available on Prime Video.
During the broadcast of the first season 1, the show quickly climbed into the top 5 of the best launches on Amazon’s SVOD platform. And unlike other series, viewers were keen to finish it and not stop along the way. A live-action adaptation of Robert Jordan’s novels that is rated 7.1/10 on IMDB, and has a critical score of 89% on Rotten Tomatoes. On the other hand, things get worse for the public, which hardly gives more than 59% out of more than 5,000 returns. For this season 2, Prime Video sees things very big and did not hesitate to validate an even larger budget.
The Wheel of Time unveils its season 2
With 1.16 billion minutes viewed, a figure that particularly interests Prime Video, The Wheel of Time has never been threatened. A record which made it possible to top nine Netflix series at the time, including Tiger King, which nevertheless benefited from a good media buzz. Season 2 will be released in September and according to the co-director of Amazon Studios, the budget this time is over 100 million dollars. “The Wheel of Time is one of the most expensive series we’ve funded. We’re very proud of this investment, we think it shows on screen, and we’re going to spend more in Season 2 than we allocated to Season 1.” revealed Vernon Sanders (via The Stone of Tear).
As for the synopsis of The Wheel of Time, here it is. “Rand thought he had destroyed the Dark One, but the evil hasn’t gone away, and new and old threats are emerging. These dark forces are looking for the young friends of Two Rivers, now scattered across the world. The woman who found and guided them is now helpless and can no longer help them. The group of friends must find other sources of strength: in each other, or in themselves, in the light… or in the dark”.
The Wheel of Time returns to Amazon Prime Video starting September 1, 2023.