Amazon Prime’s The Wheel of Time twitter account posted a set picture from the first day of shooting back in September 2019. The post asks, “Can you tell where?” And, we have to say we are pretty sure that it is Emond’s Field!
The fantasy series is set to premiere in 2021 and Amazon Prime Video hasn’t been giving up many looks at the set or actors in costume. In fact, we’ve only seen one image so far and it is of Josha Stradowski, as Rand al’Thor. However, even in that image you couldn’t discern much as they had his costume covered up and it was a generic background. However, we have some guesses on that.
In the image below from The Wheel of Time set, I’m pretty confident it’s Emond’s Field, a village in the Two Rivers. This is where our young heroes are from. In this picture they are most likely shooting Emond’s Field as they get ready for Bel Tine, the region’s Spring festival. If you look closely you can see flowers for the festival, villagers and what might possibly be Padan Fain’s peddler’s wagon. Unfortunately, nefarious things are afoot and the village will soon never again be the same.
— The Wheel of Time on Prime (@WOTonPrime) February 19, 2020
In addition to Stradowski, The Wheel of Time ensemble includes 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) and Emmanuel Imani (Ihvon). Kate Fleetwood Liandrin Guirale, Clare Perkins (Kerene Nagashi). We don’t know who Daryl McCormack will be playing or Maria Doyle Kennedy although the latter would make a great Elaida Sedei or Amyrlin Seat! Other actors playing unknown roles are Jennifer Cheon Garcia and 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 Lemke, Marigo Kehoe and Uta Briesewitz. Jordan’s widow Harriet McDougal and Sanderson will serve as consulting producers.
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