Last Wednesday, The Wheel of Time series announced six cast members. One week later, the Amazon Prime series has announced two more. The series had halted production because of the coronavirus and even when the show was in production, the lid on information was tightly sealed. News about the cast will do nicely to sate fans of the epic fantasy book series. 

This new announcement puts faces on two of the antagonists to our heroes, Eamon Valda and Geofram Bornhald. The two Whitecloaks will be played by Abdul Salis (Casualty) and Stuart Graham (The Fall) respectively. 

In The Wheel of Time, Whitecloaks is a slang term to describe members of The Children of the Light. This organization is an independent army of what can best be described as religious zealots. Their paranoid fervor to root out evil and darkfriends is often unfounded and ends with violence.  

 

In addition to Salis and Graham, The Wheel of Time ensemble includes our main hero Josha Stradowski, as Rand al’Thor, Barney Harris (Mat Cauthon), Madeleine Madden (Egwene Al’Vere), Zoe Robin (Nyneave) Marcus Rutherford (Perrin Aybarra), Rosamund Pike (Moirane), Josha Stradowski (Rand),  Daniel Henney (Lan),  Michael McElhatton (Tam Al’Thor), Alexandre Willaume  (Thom Merrilan), Hammed Animashaun (Loial), Johann Myers (Padan Fain), Alvaro Morte (Logain), Priyanka Bose (Alanna Mosvani)Taylor Napier (Maksim), Emmanuel Imani (Ihvon), Kate Fleetwood (Liandrin Guirale), Clare Perkins (Kerene Nagashi), Lolita Chakrabarti (Marin Al’Vere), Michael Tuahine (Bran Al’Vere), David Sterne (Cenn Buie), Christopher Sciueref (Abell Cauthon), Juliet Howland (Natti Cauthon), and Mandi Symonds (Daise Conger). We don’t know who Daryl McCormack will be playing or Maria Doyle Kennedy although the latter would make a great Elaida Sedei or the Amyrlin Seat! Other actors playing unknown roles are Jennifer Cheon Garcia, Peter Franzénand Kate Franz.

The Wheel of Time is based on Robert Jordan’s fantasy series spanning 14 books. The final three books in the series were written by fantasy author Brandon Sanderson after Jordan’s passing. It is set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists, but only women can use it. Meaning that in this series — women hold the keys to power. The story follows Moiraine, a member of the shadowy and influential all-female organization called the ‘Aes Sedai’ as she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women. Moiraine is interested in these five because she believes one of them might be the reincarnation of an incredibly powerful individual, whom prophecies say will either save humanity or destroy it.

 

Executive producer/showrunner Rafe Judkins adapted the novels for television Executive producers also include Larry Mondragon and Rick Selvage of Red Eagle Entertainment, Ted Field and Mike Weber of Radar Pictures, Darren LemkeMarigo Kehoe and Uta Briesewitz.  Jordan’s widow Harriet McDougal and Sanderson will serve as consulting producers.

We are getting so excited! To check out Geek Girl Authority’s The Wheel of Time news, click here! Also, if this is not enough to hold you over, the WOTonPrime twitter account is doing a book club and it’s a great way to sate your excitement. 

 

 

Audrey Kearns