We have another casting announcement for The Wheel of Time series on Amazon which is already shooting in Prague. Variety announced that Daryl McCormack will be joining the epic fantasy series. McCormack was most recently seen in Peaky Blinders.
Usually the castings for The Wheel of Time are announced on #WOTWednesdays on the series’ official Twitter account. However, not today. All that is known about McCormack’s role is that he will be appearing in three episodes in an undisclosed role. Let the speculation begin!
He is too young to be Thom Merrilin (Will they announce that one already!) or Padan Fain. Depending on how much they cover from the first book in the series, The Eye of the World, could he be Dain Bornhald? Ingtar Shinowa? Logain? Lews Therin Telamon in flashbacks? There’s also Gawyn and Galad Damodred if they go that far into the book. There are many possibilities. I’m going with Bornhald since he appears earlier in The Eye of the World. Of course, there is always the possibility that Daryl McCormack will play a character that was created for the series.
McCormack joins Michael McElhatton who it was announced last week will be playing Tam Al’Thor. The main characters of The Wheel of Time series are Barney Harris (Mat Cauthon), Madeleine Madden (Egwene Al’Vere), Zoe Robin (Nyneave) Marcus Rutherford (Perrin Aybarra), Rosamund Pike (Moirane), Josha Stradowski (Rand) and Daniel Henney (Lan).
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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