Prime Video launches in this sixth series to rival The Witcher

The Witcher premiered in late 2019 and has established itself as one of Netflix’s most watched series. Now, Amazon Prime Video launches this Friday, November 19, The Wheel of Time, a series that can rival the epic production.

Like the Netflix series, The Wheel of Time arises from a fantasy universe of literature. Fans can still notice similarities in the setting of the story.

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The Amazon Prime Video series comes with three chapters. Then, it releases one a week, until it reaches the eighth and last, on December 24th.

Remember that the series can have a lot of stories to tell, as there are at least 14 books in the franchise.

Check out more about The Wheel of Time below, the Amazon Prime Video series that serves as the answer to The Witcher on Netflix.

Epic plot in The Wheel of Time

Like The Witcher, The Wheel of Time is a fantasy series set in a fictional world and based on a literary saga.

While The Witcher finds its story inspiration in Andrzej Sapkowski’s books, The Wheel of Time is based on the saga of Robert Jordan.

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The Wheel of Time follows the story of Moiraine, a member of the powerful Aes Sedai organization – which is described as “a group made up only of women who are able to channel magical and elemental powers”.

The protagonist gathers a group of five young people who have their villages destroyed by the armies of Dark One, a terrible entity that aims to destroy all existence.

Among these five heroes – according to Moiraine’s calculations – is the reincarnation of the Dragon, an ancient warrior and mighty wizard destined to save the world from darkness or to envelop it once and for all in the forces of darkness.

The cast of The Wheel of Time

Following the example of The Witcher, A Roda do Tempo has a cast made up of famous and competent actors and actresses.

The protagonist Moiraine is played by Rosamund Pike, a British actress who made the biggest hit on Netflix with films such as Eu Me Importo and Radioactive.

Barney Harris (The Billionaires Club) plays Mat Cauthon, one of the young heroes recruited by Moiraine to fight the Dark One.

Madeleine Madden (Dora and the Lost City) plays Egwene al’Vere, a powerful warrior.

Daniel Henney (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) was cast as al’Lan Mandragoran, the King of Malkier and a great swordsman.

Josha Stradowski is Rand al’Thor, while Zoe Robins takes on the role of Nynaeve. At the same time, Marcus Rutherford is the Perrin of the show.

Álvaro Morte, internationally known as the Professor of La Casa de Papel, plays Logain Ablar, the leader of the Dark Tower.

Maria Doyle Kennedy (The Tudors) and Daryl McCormack play respectively Illa and Aram, two members of the Tinkers Guild.

The series’ cast is completed by Kate Fleetwood (Harry Potter), Sophie Okonedo (Ratched) and Priyanka Bose (Mortal) as members of Aes Sedai.

The premiere and grid of The Wheel of Time

The Wheel of Time, as mentioned, arrives on Friday, November 19th on Amazon Prime Video with the first season. On opening day there will be three chapters.

Afterwards, Amazon’s service brings one episode a week until December 24th. With that, there are eight parts in total.

Below, you can check out the trailer for The Wheel of Time. Meanwhile, The Witcher has a season on Netflix.

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