I’ve got to spread the word about the casting for one of the shows I’m looking forward to most: The Wheel of Time on Amazon Prime. Earlier this week, for #WOTWednesday, Amazon’s @WoTonPrime Twitter account announced the casting for the show’s main characters. We haven’t yet learned who’ll be playing Lan, Tom Merrilin, and Padan Fain, but we’ve got Moiraine, Egwene, Nynaeve, and the three boys: Rand, Mat, and Perrin.
Playing Moiraine Damodred will be Rosamund Pike, who you may remember from the movie Gone Girl.
Playing Rand al’Thor will be Josha Stradowski, who is a new face without much on his resume. I approve.
Marcus Rutherford will play Perrin Aybara.
Mat Cauthon will be played by Barney Harris
Nynaeve al’Meara will be played by Zoë Robins, who played Zora in The Shannara Chronicles.
Egwene al’Vere will be played by Madeleine Madden.
Seeing the still photos only gives us so much, but as much as I love the book series, the release of a Wheel of Time television series is a big deal for me.