The Wheel of Time is a TV series first released in November 2021. It is a fantasy series similar to the Game of Thrones. Since there’s only been one series released, it’s hard to tell if it will stand the test of time. The series has some very good acting and appears to be very popular with Amazon viewers. But where was The Wheel of Time filmed? Turns out, it was filmed in a number of countries as explained below.

Where was The Wheel of Time Filmed

Where Was The Wheel of Time Filmed?

The first season of the series was shot in a number of locations all around Europe including the Czech Republic, Slovenia, the Canary Islands, and Croatia. Many of the interior shots were filmed in Jordan Studios in Prague.

Season 2 of the series was filmed at CLA Studios in Morocco. Other locations include Marrakech, Dakhla, and Italy.

Where Was The Wheel of Time Filmed Backdrop

But according to IMDb, here is a list of the publicly listed film locations:

  • Bovec, Slovenia
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Segovia, Spain
  • Slovenia
  • Czech Republic
  • Croatia

The Story Behind The Wheel of Time

The Wheel of Time is a fantasy TV series based on the series of 15 books by the same name written by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson.  The series has a Lord of the Rings feel to it. It’s a fantasy where magic exists, but few can access it.

Check out this awesome Wheel of Time trailer by Amazon studios!

The main character, Moiraine, uses magic to try and find the Dragon. She finds herself in a village where she meets four people who can bend reality but they can’t always control it. They are all struggling to learn how to use their powers

It appears that the show is set in the past but it actually takes place around 18,000 years from now.

The Wheel of Time Cast

The Wheel of Time Cast - Rosamund Pike
Rosamund Pike

The cast includes:

  • Rosamund Pike (Moiraine Damodred)
  • Madeleine Madden (Egwene Al’vere)
  • Josha Stradowski (Rand al’Thor)
  • Barney Harris (Mat Cauthon)
  • Priyanka Bose (Alanna mosvani)
  • Alvaro Morte (Logain Ablar)
  • Daniel Henney (Lan Mandragoran)
  • Zoe Robins (Nynaeve al’Meara)
  • Marcus Rutherford (Perrin Aybara)
  • Kate Fleetwood (Liandrin Guirale)

Who Directed The Wheel of Time Series? 

The Wheel of Time series was directed by Uta Briesewitz, who is an Emmy Award-winning director. She has worked on various shows and films such as The Walking Dead, House of Cards, and Ozark. Briesewitz was chosen to direct the series due to her experience in bringing characters to life through visuals. Her work has been praised for its subtlety and attention to detail. Additionally, she is known for her strong sense of visual storytelling which helped bring the epic fantasy series to life.

Where was The Wheel of Time Filmed - Madeleine Madden
Madeleine Madden

The show was also produced by a team of experienced producers including Ted Field, Rick Selvage, Larry Mondragon, and Darren Lemke. Together they worked to create a visual spectacle that would be on par with the source material.

Fun Facts About The Wheel of Time

Where Was The Wheel of Time Filmed - Michael McElhatton
Michael McElhatton

In the original novels, most of the characters are much younger than the characters you see on screen.

The series is being adapted from the books as a whole rather than a one-on-one book similar to the way the Game of Thrones was created.

It is hoped that the Wheel of Time will run for eight series much like the Game of Thrones did.

The second season will cover the second and third books. 


The Wheel of Time series has been nominated and won several awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in 2021. It was also nominated for the BAFTA TV Craft Award, the Golden Globe Awards, the Saturn Awards, and more.

Wheel of Time Behind The Scenes - Josha Stradowski
Behind The Scenes with Josha Stradowski

Beyond its awards recognition, The Wheel of Time has been praised by critics and fans alike for its stunning visuals, captivating storytelling, and the faithfulness of its adaptation. The show has also been commended for its casting choices, with actors like Rosamund Pike, Michael McElhatton, and Zoë Robins delivering strong performances throughout the season.

What is Europe Most Famous For?

There are so many wonderful places in Europe it would be hard to narrow the list down to just a few. But let’s see if I can offer up a few insights.

  • Norway has the longest coastline
  • Fries were invented in Belgium not France as it has been assumed
  • There are more than 200 languages spoken in Europe
  • The European continent has more than 400 World Heritage sites
  • Slovakia is considered the “heart of Europe”

These are just a few of the many things that make Europe unique. 

Unique Places to Visit in Europe

Here are just a few of the places worth exploring if you are visiting Europe:

  • Hikers will love the trails in Bregenz, Austria
  • Wine tasting in Korcula, Croatia
  • Cairngorms National Park, Scotland
  • The Lofoten Island, Norway
  • Provence, France to see lavender in bloom
  • Visit the beaches in Ksamil, Albania

There’s plenty more to see and do in Europe. It’s a massive continent which means it will probably take more than one trip to satiate your travel appetite. But at least, it’s a start!

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Frequently Asked Questions About The Wheel of Time

Does Logain know Rand is the Dragon reborn?

Logain is a powerful male Channeler who sees Rand who reveals that he can still sense male Channelers. Logain doesn’t initially realize that Rand is the Dragon Reborn but he suspects it.

Can Moiraine get the One Power back?

Moiraine loses the One Power in Season 1. She is limited in Season 2 so it is unclear if she actually gets the One Power back.

Is Loial actually dead?

In the first series, it would appear that Loial was killed but by the end of the first series you learn that Loial is not dead.

Final Thoughts

Taking a trip to Europe will be an exciting adventure. A lot will depend on how much time you have, what time of year you plan to travel, and of course, finances. You may want to consider visiting countries that are in the same proximity to each other. For instance, you could easily explore England, Scotland, and Wales all in one trip. 

Have you ever taken a European vacation? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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