The cast of ‘The Wheel of Time’ has been revealed and it’s looking pretty good. Amazon has recently revealed the roles of a huge chunk of the main cast which includes the ta’veren (essentially the chosen ones) of the story; Rand al’Thor, Mat Cauthon, and Perrin Aybara.
For those unfamiliar with the book series here’s a quick synopsis of the first book ‘The Eye of the World’ by Robert Jordan that shouldn’t really ruin much for you;
The series starts off in the sleepy village of Two Rivers in the kingdom of Andor, a near-forgotten backwater town. An Aes Sedai, Moiraine Damodred, and her Warder, Lan, arrive in the village of Emond’s Field with news that servants of the Dark One are searching for one particular young man living in the area. Moiraine is unable to determine which of three men it is: Rand al’Thor, Matrim Cauthon, or Perrin Aybara, and so takes all three of them out of the Two Rivers, along with their friends Egwene al’Vere and Nynaeve al’Meara, whom Moiraine has determined can channel the One Power and learn to be Aes Sedai. The first novel depicts their flight from various agents of the Shadow and their attempts to escape to the Aes Sedai city of Tar Valon.
Josha Stradowski (Instinct and Spangas) will take on the role of Rand al’Thor a village youth with a secret past, Barney Harris (Long Halftime Walk and The Hollow Crown) as Matrim Cauthon a young prankster, and Marcus Rutherford (Obey and County Lines) will be Perrin Aybara an apprentice blacksmith . Joining the trio will be Zoë Robins (The Shannara Chronicles and Power Rangers Ninja Steel) who will play Nynaeve al’Meara the village healer (also known as a Wisdom) and Madeleine Madden (Dora and the Lost City of Gold and Tidelands) as Egwene al’Vere the daughter of the village mayor and apprentice to Nynaeve. They will be joining Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl and Die Another Day) who have been previously announced already as Moiraine an Aes Sedai who takes on a mentor role for the other characters.
“It was about a man whose family was taken from him, but who stood tall in his sorrow and protected those he could.” @Marcus_Rudda as Perrin Aybara #WoTWednesday #TwitterOfTime pic.twitter.com/4UTcqdpySA— The Wheel of Time on Prime (@WoTonPrime) August 14, 2019
“It was about a woman who would not bend her back while she was beaten, and who shown with a light for all who watched.” @TigerMadden as Egwene Al’Vere #WoTWednesday #TwitterOfTime pic.twitter.com/bBtUdcIT88— The Wheel of Time on Prime (@WoTonPrime) August 14, 2019
Hopefully we’ll hear more casting news soon for characters such as Lan Mandragoran and Thom Merrilin who plays a pretty important part in the first book of the series. We’re really digging the diverse casting choices made for the roles thus far. What do you think of the casting choices? Let us know!