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‘The Wheel of Time’: How to Watch the Fantasy Series for Free

Based on the best-selling novels from Robert Jordan, the epic series debuted on Amazon Prime Video on Friday.

Wheel of Time Daniel Henney (Lan Mondragoran), Rosamund Pike (Moiraine Damodred) Amazon Prime Video Original Series

Daniel Henney and Rosamund Pike in “The Wheel of Time”

Jan Thijs / Amazon Prime Video

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“The Wheel weaves as the wheel wills.” If you’ve been searching for a new fantasy series to sink into, the first three episodes of “The Wheel of Time” debuted on Amazon Prime Video on Friday.

New episodes of the fantasy series based on the best-selling novels by Robert Jordan, will premiere every Friday leading up to the season finale on December 24.

Set in a sprawling world where magic exists but only certain women are allowed to access it, “The Wheel of Time” centers around Moraine (Rosamund Pike), a member of an all-powerful, all-female organization known as the Aes Sedai. Moraine arrives in the small town of Two Rivers to embark on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with a handful of young, male and female villagers — one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who is powerful enough to either save or destroy humanity.

Daniel Henney, Josha Stradowski, Madeleine Madden, Marcus Rutherford, Zoë Robins, and Barney Harris are among the cast.

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“The Wheel of Time” was adapted by Rafe Judkins, who serves as executive producer and showrunner. The series is also executive-produced by Larry Mondragon, Rick Selvage, Mike Weber, Ted Field, Darren Lemke, Marigo Kehoe, and Uta Briesewitz. Directors include Briesewitz, Wayne Che Yip, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, and Ciaran Donnelly. The series is produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television.

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