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Cover art for the first Wheel of Time novel. A prequel movie trilogy is now in development, alongside the Amazon TV series.

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Amazon Studios has announced four new cast members for: The wheel of time, the highly anticipated TV adaptation of the late Robert Jordan’s best-selling 14-book series of epic fantasy novels, Deadline Hollywood reports. Clearly Amazon has joined the hunt for the next one Game of Thronesbecause within the fantasy genre Jordan’s series is just as popular as George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire† The first season of the TV adaptation started shooting on September 16 – coincidentally, the 12th anniversary of Jordan’s death in 2007.

(Warning: Some spoilers for the books below, especially the first.)

The TV series revolves around Moiraine (played by Oscar nominee Rosamund Pike), a member of a powerful all-women organization, the Aes Sedai. (There is magic in this world, but only certain women can use it—that is, the members of the Aes Sedai.) She identifies four young people, one of whom could be the reincarnation of a person who, prophecies say, will save or destroy humanity. The young people travel the world together.

As Ars reported earlier this year, the first round of casting featured Josha Stradowski as Rand al’Thor, aka The Dragon Reborn, He Who Comes With the Dawn, the Coramoor, Shadowkiller and who knows how many other names. Marcus Rutherford was cast as blacksmith apprentice and dream walker Perrin Aybara. Zoe Robins plays healer Nynaeve al’Meara and Madeleine Madden plays the powerful channeler Egwene al’Vere. Finally, Barney Harris was cast as series comic relief Matrim Carton.

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enlarge (L-R) Alvaro Morte, Hammed Animashaun, Alexandre Willaume and Johann Myers are cast in Amazon’s adaptation of Wheel of Time

Amazon Studios

Hammed Animashun (black mirror) is cast as Loail, a close friend of Perrin the dream walker and Rand al’Thor. Loail is an ogre, a humanoid species described in the books as large, strong, and furry, which (to the casual observer) might belie their intelligence and peaceful disposition. (Ars’ own Lee Hutchinson described the species as “what if you had elves, but they were the size of ogres and looked like ogres.”)

Alexandre Williams (Tomb Raider) will portray Thom Merrilin, a “Gleeman and Adventurer” – basically a traveling bard, playing in villages rather than royal courts, adept at juggling, fireworks, tumbling, songs, instruments, and so on. The other two newly announced cast members will play supporting characters. Johann Myers will play the evil Padan Fain, and Alvaro Morte will play Logain.

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