Amazon Studios is adding four actors to the cast of its adaptation of Robert Jordan's epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time. Hammad Aminashaun, Alvaro Morte, Alexandre Willaume, and Johann Myers are set to appear in the series opposite lead Rosamund Pike. While Johann is currently booked for one episode with potential to return, Animashaun, Morte, and Willaum have each been tapped for multiple episodes.
Animashaun (Black Mirror) will play Loial; Morte (The Head) will play Logain Ablar; Myers (Snatch series) as Paden Faith; Willaume (Tomb Raider) as Thom Merrilin.
The Wheel of Time is set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists and only certain women are allowed to access it. The epic follows Moiraine (Pike), 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.
Amazon Studios gave the series order of The Wheel of Time in October 2018. Rafe Judkins will serve as showrunner and executive producer, with Jordan's widow, Harriet McDougal, to serve as a consulting producer.
The Wheel of Time series consists of 15 volumes, two companion books, and a prequel novel. The series has sold over 90 million copies worldwide.