The Wheel of Time TV Show Cast Revealed: Rand, Mat, Perrin, and More

Amazon has revealed the first batch of casting announcements for its adaptation of The Wheel of Time! And it’s nearly the entire cast that kicks off the adventure in The Eye of the World, including Nynaeve, Egwene, and the three central ta’veren: Rand, Mat, and Perrin!

(Note: The comments section for this piece will most likely contain spoilers for The Wheel of Time series.)

 

Josha Stradowski will play Rand al’Thor, the Dragon Reborn, the Car’a’carn, He Who Comes with the Dawn, the Coramoor, Shadowkiller, etc… A figure prophesied to destroy the world as much as he saves it. A relative newcomer, Stradowski has had a few roles in mostly Dutch shorts and TV shows, with his most recent appearance in a feature film being the forthcoming Instinct (2019), starring Game of Thrones‘ Carice van Houten and the Aladdin remake’s Marwan Kenzari.

 

British actor Marcus Rutherford will take on the role of the reliable (and thus constantly annoyed) Perrin Aybara, apprentice blacksmith, dreamwalker, and eventual Wolfbrother. Rutherford played the lead in the 2018 drama Obey, about the 2011 London riots, and will play the role of Sadiq in 2019’s County Lines.

 

Barney Harris, who really really looks like how we imagined Matrim Cauthon, will play Matrim Cauthon, the primary source of comic relief in the series and an odds-defying menace. (In a good way, we promise.) Harris is best known for his role as Sykes in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016), and has appeared in The Hollow Crown (2016), Billionaire Boys Club, and Clique (2017).

 

Zoë Robins will play Nynaeve al’Meara, an incredibly powerful healer, the appointed Wisdom of her village, and a steely authority in the eyes of Rand, Mat, and Perrin. She is best known for her role as Hayley Roster, the White Ninja Steel Ranger on Power Rangers Ninja Steel, but this isn’t her first epic fantasy adaptation. She also played Zora in the TV version of The Shannara Chronicles.

And: we love that her cast reveal photo included braids.

 

Madeleine Madden will play Egwene al’Vere, a super-powerful channeler who discovers her potential when Moiraine comes to their village, and a person who will grow to make decisions upon which the entire world will turn. Madden’s latest role was as Sammy in Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019), and she has had parts in Tidelands (2018), Picnic at Hanging Rock (2018), and Tomorrow, When the War Began (2016).

 

These announcements join the initial reveal of Rosamund Pike as Moiraine, the Aes Sedai (i.e.: magic-wielding) character around which the first season of Amazon’s Wheel of Time show will revolve.

Yet to come are the casting decisions for Lan Mandragoran, the loyal Warder of Moiraine, and Thom Merrilin, a gleeman minstrel who finds himself swept up in the proceedings, Elayne Trakand, the princess of Andor, Min Farshaw, a prophet, Loial, the adventurous but anxiety-ridden Ogier, and a whole host of villains.

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