We see what you're doing there, "The Wheel of Time on Amazon Prime Book Club." Sure, you've been doing a great job getting fans up-to-speed on Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series of novels before Amazon Prime's fantasy series adaptation debuts. But that whole "sneaking in casting news in the middle"? A particularly nice touch, and one that continued this week. Just before this week's session of #WOTWednesday wrapped, we learned that The Children of the Light were being welcomed into the show family, with Abdul Salis (Casualty) cast as Eamon and Stuart Graham (The Fall) cast as Geofram. Here's a look at the announcement tweet:
Surprise! We have another announcement. The Children of the Light have arrived. Let's welcome the Whitecloaks to the #WOTonPrime family.
— The Wheel of Time on Prime (@WOTonPrime) July 1, 2020
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. 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, and Mandi Symonds as Daise Conger.
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.