Prime Video has released a behind-the-scenes featurette “Terror on the Trollocs“!. Trollocs are the fearsome foot soldiers of the Dark One’s army in the Amazon Original series, The Wheel of Time.

The featurette features series star and co-executive producer Rosamund Pike, executive producer and showrunner Rafe Judkins, executive producer Mike Weber, executive producer/writer Justine Juel Gillmer, as well as makeup effects designer Nick Dudman. They discuss the meticulous artistry and technology that went into creating the Trollocs, which are a convergence of practical prosthetics and cutting-edge visual effects.


The featurette also provides a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the pulse-pounding stunts that contribute to crafting the series’ intense battle scenes with the Trollocs.

The Trollocs were first introduced in The Eye of the World, the first novel in Robert Jordan’s book series. They are insatiable and bloodthirsty killing machines who exist to do the bidding of the Dark One. Trollocs are genetically engineered super-soldiers who are a terrifying fusion of humans and animals. They can take the shape of boars, bears, hawks, and other aggressive creatures.

In last week’s sneak peek of the Season Two cold open three vicious Trollocs were hypnotically tamed by one of the series’ key villains, played by actor Fares Fares.

Season 2 of Prime Videos Wheel of Time will premiere the first three episodes globally on September 1!

About the Wheel of Time

The Wheel of Time is based on Robert Jordan’s best-selling novels, which are among the most popular and enduring fantasy book series of all time, with over 90 million copies sold. In the Amazon Original series The Wheel of Time, Rand al’Thor (Josha Stradowski, Gran Turismo) learns he is The Dragon Reborn—a dangerous figure from history destined to save the world … or break it. Desperate to protect him from the Dark One, an army of powerful women must reckon with his burgeoning power and encroaching madness. The Wheel of Time turns, and the Last Battle approaches. Though Rand thought he destroyed the Dark One, evil is not gone from the world.

In Season Two, threats new and very old seek out the young friends from the Two Rivers, now scattered over the world. The woman who found and guided them is now powerless to help. So, they must find other sources of strength. In each other, or themselves. In the Light … or the Dark.