The Wheel of Time, Amazon’s upcoming TV series adapted from the Robert Jordan’s novel series of the same name, has rounded up its main cast of actors. The main cast will portray five young heroes that are traveling with Rosamund Pike’s Moiraine on what is said to be a “dangerous, world-spanning journey”. Those who are familiar with the works of Robert Jordan will know what it refers to, as one of the five mentioned heroes is destined to become “the Dragon Rebord”, but with his fate uncertain.
Amazon casts Rand, Mat, Nynaeve, Egwene, and Perrin!
The actors who would portray the iconic characters loved by the fans of the books were long awaited and eagerly speculated by the online community. Approximately two years after first news about the adaptation of the books came through, we got the main cast, and it is as follows….
Amazon’s Wheel of Time main cast:
- Egwene Al’Vere is played by Madeleine Madden
- Perrin Aybara is played by Marcus Rutherford
- Mat Cauthon is played by Barney Harris
- Nynaeve is played by Zoë Robins
- Rand Al’Thor is played by Josha Stradowski
Josha Stradowski is a young actor who is perhaps best known from Just Friends, a successful independent Dutch movie, where he delighted audiences as a newcomer. He was also a part of the cast for Robert Icke’s Oedipus play and he is a AHK Amsterdam theatre school graduate. This is his first big project.
Zoë Robins comes from New Zealand and is known to audiences from Black Christmas and The Shannara Chronicles. Younger audiences may also recognize Zoë from Power Rangers Ninja Steel, where she played the White Ranger.
Barney Harris’ feature film debut came with Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, a movie signed by Ang Lee. He was also seen in The Hollow Crown miniseries opposite British star Benedict Cumberbatch.
Marcus Rutherford was seen in Obey, an award-winning movie signed by Jamie Jones. His role earned Marcus a nomination for the British Independent Film Award’s Most Promising Newcomer and several other.
Madeleine Madden was a regular on Pine Gap miniseries and played Violca on Tidelands TV series. In 2019, she was in Dora and the Lost City of Gold , while her other credits include Around the Block, Tidelands, and others.
Amazon also hired Rafe Judkins as the show’s executive producer, while that place will be shared with Larry Mondragon and Rick Selvage (Red Eagle Entertainment), Ted Field and Mike Weber (Radar Pictures), Uta Briesewitz, Marigo Kehoe, and Darren Lemke. Also, the show has the wife of the late Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, onboard as well as a prominent author Brandon Sanderson as consulting producers. It will be a joint Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios production. Regarding The Wheel of Time, Amazon released the following statement:
“The Wheel of Time is one of the most popular and enduring fantasy series of all-time, with over 90 million books sold. Set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists and only certain women are allowed to access it, the story follows Moiraine, a member of the incredibly powerful all-female organization called the Aes Sedai, as she arrives in the small town of Two Rivers. There, she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who will either save or destroy humanity.”