How many episodes are in The Wheel of Time Season 1?

The Wheel of Time -- Courtesy of Amazon Prime Video
The Wheel of Time -- Courtesy of Amazon Prime Video /

The Wheel of Time Season 1 is coming to Amazon Prime Video next month. Just how many episodes are in the season, and will they all drop at once?

It’s almost time for Amazon’s epic fantasy series that we’ve waited years for. It has been years in the making, and there’s no doubt that we’ve been excited to see how the books would be transformed.

The Wheel of Time premieres on Friday, Nov. 19. What type of release is it getting, and how many episodes will we get to watch in total? Let’s take a look at everything we know.

The Wheel of Time Season 1 episode count

There will be eight episodes in the first season. This is becoming about standard for Amazon shows. We see between eight and 10 in the majority of cases.

Eight is good for an epic fantasy. It allows time to develop characters and the story, but it also keeps the focus on the specific details. There’s no time to go off track, meaning no filler content.

There’s also a good chance that it will leave us wanting more. A great show will always make us need more.

The Wheel of Time release schedule

Three episodes will drop on Friday, Nov. 19. After that, we’ll get one episode per week. The finale will air on Christmas Eve. Yes, this is a show that is getting a hybrid release.

Hybrid models are becoming popular on many streaming platforms. A lot of the time, it’s the production’s request, but Amazon may be seeing positive results that lead to this hybrid model continuing.

Sure, it’s not the binge-watch we love, but it does keep the shows on our minds for longer. The hard work put into these shows deserves to be praised and paid attention to. The weekly release allows for that to happen.

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The Wheel of Time is coming to Amazon Prime Video on Friday, Nov. 19.