Things are really starting to come together for the upcoming ‘The Wheel of Time’ live action series on Amazon. We just got word that Daniel Henney (My Lovely Sam-Son and X-Men Origins: Wolverine) has been cast in the series.
Henney will take on the role of al’Lan Mandragoran aka Lan the warder of the Aes Sedai known as Moiraine played by Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl and Die Another Day). For those who are unfamiliar with the series the warders act as the bodyguards of the Aes Sedai which are an all female organization of magic users in the world of ‘The Wheel of Time’.
Lan himself is a very interesting character in the series. He’s the last of a royal blood line that has pledged his services to Moiraine and seeks to find his end in battle. We won’t go too much into it, because we highly recommend you to read the books.
Here’s a quick synopsis of the first book ‘The Eye of the World’ by Robert Jordan which will likely act as the first season of the series;
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.
I don’t know about you but I am really excited to finally watch the live action adaptation of one of my favorite fantasy book series. Is there any other roles that has yet been announced that you want to see cast by certain actors? Let us know![Source: Variety]