Those taking part in The Wheel of Time on Amazon Prime Book Club as part of #WOTWednesday were the first ones to learn of some major casting news for Amazon Prime's fantasy series adaptation of late author Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series of novels. In the middle of a tweet discussion of Jordan's works to help get fans up-to-speed, it was revealed that six more have joined the series' massive cast. Joining the highly-anticipated series are Lolita Chakrabarti (Riviera) as Marin Al'Vere, Michael Tuahine (Farscape) as Bran Al'Vere, David Sterne (Casualty) as Cenn Buie, Christopher Sciueref (300: Rise on an Empire) as Abell Cauthon, Juliet Howland (Astral) as Natti Cauthon, and Mandi Symonds (Scrubbers) as Daise Conger. Here's a look at the announcement tweets:
Amazon Prime's The Wheel of Time stars Rosamund Pike as Moiraine, Josha Stradowski as Rand al'Thor, Marcus Rutherford as Perrin Aybara, Zoë Robins as Nynaeve al'Meara, Barney Harris as Mat Cauthon, Madeleine Madden as Egwene al'Vere, Daniel Henney as al'Lan Mandragoran, Michael McElhatton as Tam al'Thor, Álvaro Morte as Logain Ablar, Hammed Animashaun as Loial, Alexandre Willaume as Thom Merrilin, Johann Myers as Padan Fain, Jennifer Cheon Garcia as Leane Sharif, Priyanka Bose as Alanna Mosvani, Emmanuel Imani as Ihvon, and Taylor Napier as Maksim.
While not locked in stone, here's what we know of the episode titles so far: Episode 1: "Leavetaking", Episode 2: "Shadow's Waiting", Episode 3: "A Place of Safety", Episode 4: "The Dragon Reborn", Episode 5: "Blood Calls Blood", and Episode 6: "The Flame of Tar Valon". Uta Briesewitz (Westworld) is set to direct the first two episodes. Isis Mussenden is attached to the project at costume designer, with Karen E. Goulekas serving as the visual effects supervisor. Amazon Prime's The Wheel of Time is executive produced by Rafe Judkins (Chuck, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), alongside Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon of Red Eagle Entertainment, Ted Field and Mike Weber of Radar Pictures and Darren Lemke. Harriet McDougal serves as a consulting producer. Produced by Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios, The Wheel of Time will launch in over 200 countries and territories.