The Wheel of Time has a hidden animated companion series

Amazon Studios’ Wheel of Time has bonus content that accompanies each episode that explains more of the show’s deep history. The first three sections of Wheel of Time are available to watch on Amazon Prime now. The new TV series is an adaptation of a popular series of novels by Robert Jordan. With pleasure Game of Thrones and other fantasy series, Wheel of Time takes place in a world filled with deep knowledge and complex politics. Although the show does a good job of giving viewers an overview of the history of the show’s (unnamed) world, it barely scratches the surface of all the knowledge that helps explain more about the show. However, Amazon Studios decided to give fans a deeper dive in the form of “Origin Stories”, a series of animated shorts that accompany each episode.

Each Origin Stories episode corresponds to an episode of Wheel of Time and touches a bit of the lore found in that episode. For example, the first episode discusses Breaking of the World, the catastrophic event caused when all male channelists went berserk as a result of the source of their magic being destroyed by The Dark One. The second episode explains the Fall of Manetherin, a city-state that once lay in the Two Rivers region. The third episode is titled “The Greatest Warder” and explains more about the relationship between an Aes Sedai and the warder who accompanies her at all times.

To watch each Origin Stories episode, pause Wheel of Time on your computer browser, then click on “Bonus Content”. It will take you to the “X-Ray” section which contains a map of the world, videos behind the scenes and Origin Stories. New episodes will probably be released every week with each new one Wheel of Time episode. Although the Origin Stories shorts are not required to watch, they help explain more about the series’ history and provide some extra content and background to keep fans informed.

Wheel of Time is available to watch on Amazon Prime now. New episodes are broadcast every Friday.

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