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Wheel Of Time Season 2 Could Focus On Rand's Love Life (& 5 Potential Partners)

There aren't many fantasy series that have had the long-term staying power that "The Wheel of Time" has. Consisting of 15 books published over the course of three decades, Robert Jordan's saga (with the last three books co-written by Brandon Sanderson) laid the groundwork for a rich and inventive world that has since been adapted into a critically acclaimed television series by Amazon Prime.

However, with a second season coming down the pike, fan speculation has turned to what will be covered in the next installment of "The Wheel of Time." After all, while Rand al'Thor (Josha Stradowski) and his friends' epic struggle against destiny and the forces of evil is an extensive one, it's hard to imagine how it could cover everything in the book series.

Still, an element that could be covered in Season 2 of "The Wheel of Time" is Rand's love life. With two of Rand's love interests, Egwene (Madeleine Madden) and Min (Kae Alexander), already introduced, things are about to get even more complicated for him. Meanwhile, two of his other love interests, Elayne (Ceara Coveney) and Aviendha (Ayoola Smart) have already been cast, and another, Selene, could be showing up as well.

Rand has more love interests than your average protagonist

While there are dozens of key plot points over the course of "The Wheel of Time," how Season 2 and subsequent seasons will balance out Rand's extensive love life will be among the biggest challenges the series will face. With the character currently smitten with Egwene, introducing and trying to create romantic tension with three or four other characters is going to be a tough sell, especially with only eight episodes per season.

With this in mind, the Amazon Prime series might be smarter to try and simply introduce these characters in Season 2 of "The Wheel of Time" rather than trying to build romantic tension between Rand and all of these women. On the other hand, though, with so much of the books left to cover and the television series unlikely to go for nearly as long as its source material, taking its time could also be a shortsighted choice.

Though no release date for the second season of "The Wheel of Time" has been announced yet, fans will no doubt be curious to see how the series reckons with these issues when the latest batch of episodes arrives, which will most likely be by the end of 2023.