The wait is finally over!

Get a sneak peek at season two of 'The Wheel of Time' with the release of the first-look images.

Fans of Robert Jordan’s best-selling fantasy book series and the Prime Video adaptation gathered at the Charlotte Street Hotel in Soho for an exclusive screening, hosted in partnership with Pilot TV and Empire magazine, of the first two episodes of The Wheel of Time’s highly anticipated second season.

I arrived at the screening last night eager to delve back into the series' magical world, catch up with the Aes Sedai - a powerful group of women with magical powers - our five friends from the Two Rivers and my favourite character in the entire series Lan Mandragoran played by Daniel Henney.

Just before the screening started, I joined the other avid fans adorned in The Wheel of Time cosplay, excited to have their pictures taken by a professional photographer. There was a clothing rack filled with fantasy costumes inspired by the series like colourful cloaks, elegant dresses, intricate jewellery and even a great selection of medieval weapons! After careful consideration, I picked out a lovely emerald green cloak and a huge sword – looking just like a character out of Robert Jordan’s enchanting world.

A clothing rack showing a range of costumes
The fantasy costumes at the exclusive screening of The Wheel of Time
Costume weaponry at the wheel of time screening
A selection of costume weaponry at the exclusive The Wheel of Time screening
Four fans at the wheel of time screening
Four The Wheel of Time fans showing off their costumes ahead of the screening
A fan in a green cloak holding a sword at wheel of time screening
Wearing a fantasy costume at The Wheel of Time exclusive screening
Four fans in cosplay at the wheel of time screening
Five The Wheel of Time fans showing off their costumes at the screening
A male fan holding a sword at the wheel of time screening
Shamoon Saeed showing off his costume at The Wheel of Time screening

After taking pictures, I headed to the screening room and settled into the cosy orange sofas, ready to immerse myself in the magical world of the series once again. The seats were accompanied by refreshments and a tote bag containing the second book in The Wheel of Time book series and a bag of salted caramel popcorn – you’ll definitely see me walking around London with my tote bag in the future.

Multiple black The Wheel of Time tote bags
The Wheel of Time branded tote bags at the exclusive screening
Two fans at The Wheel of Time screening showing the items in the swag bag
Fans showing off the contents of their swag bag

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There was excitement in the air as I briefly spoke to the fans next to me and after a warm welcome from the organisers, it was time to watch the show and a bonus exclusive trailer showing us what to expect throughout the new season.

Season two picks up right after the events of the first season with the five friends, Rand al’Thor, Rand al’Thor (Josha Stradowski), Egwene al’Vere (Madeleine Madden), Perrin Aybara (Marcus Rutherford), Nynaeve al’Meara (Zoe Robins) and Matrim Cauthon (Dónal Finn) scattered across the world and struggling to acclimate to a new reality. The two episodes also introduce new characters: First Elayne Trakand (Ceara Coveney), daughter heir of Andor who joins Egwene and Nynaeve in the White Tower training to be an Aes Sedai. We also get a glimpse of the High Lady Suroth (Karima McAdams) an imposing Seanchan noblewoman from a distant land.

Elayne wearing white and holding a lantern in The Wheel of Time
Ceara Coveney as Elayne Trakand in The Wheel of Time
Three members of the Seachan empire in The Wheel of Time
The Seanchan Empire in The Wheel of Time

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The first two episodes alone were packed full of big action set pieces, new stunning locations, breath-taking costumes, and encounters with foes new and old like Trollocs and Fades. If that’s what a few episodes have to offer, the rest of the series is sure to be another hit!

The screening was rounded off with a lively Q&A session hosted by Empire's Editors-in-Chief, James Dyer and Helen O’Hara. Their passion for the show really shone as they speculated with the audience on what to expect in later episodes and what they enjoyed so far.

PilotTV's James Dyer and Helen O'hara leading a panel discussion
Empire Editor's-in-Chief James Dyer and Helen O'hara leading a panel discussion

Prime Video’s The Wheel of Time is perfect for both fans of the book and those who are new to the show. All episodes of the first season are available to watch now on Prime Video. I will be rewatching my favourite episodes as a refresher ahead of the premiere on 1 September.

Tune in on 1 September for the first three episodes of The Wheel of Time season two and then every Friday for new episodes.