The Wheel of Time: Amazon Series Casts Darren Clarke as Basel Gill

Another Wednesday means another session of "The Wheel of Time on Amazon Prime Book Club," which has joined Skybound's The Walking Dead "Who Is…?" video series to fill the hole in my heart left by the Stranger Things writers closing the doors on their "Video Store Fridays." Once again, while getting fans up-to-speed on Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" novels ahead of the streamer's fantasy series adaptation debut, we were also introduced to the newest member of the ever-expanding cast: Darren Clarke as Basel Gill, innkeeper of The Queen's Blessing in Caemlyn.

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The Wheel of Time welcomes Darren Clarke to the cast (Images: Amazon Prime).

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, and Jennifer Cheon Garcia as Leane Sharif.

The series also stars Priyanka Bose as Alanna Mosvani, Emmanuel Imani as Ihvon, and Taylor Napier as Maksim. Recent additions to the cast include Lolita Chakrabarti as Marin Al'Vere, Michael Tuahine as Bran Al'Vere, David Sterne as Cenn Buie, Christopher Sciueref as Abell Cauthon, Juliet Howland as Natti Cauthon, Mandi Symonds as Daise Conger, Abdul Salis as Eamon, Stuart Graham as Geofram, Pasha Bocarie as Master Grinwell, Jennifer Preston as Mistress Grinwell, and Izuka Hoyle as Dana.

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The Wheel of Time on Amazon Prime Book Club begins next week with a look at The Eye of the World, courtesy of Tor Books.

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.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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