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Wheel of Time Season 2 Drops First Look at New Mat Cauthon Actor

Josha Stradowski as Rand al'Thor in The Wheel of Time Season 2
Credit: Prime Video

The Wheel of Time Season 2 has finally shared the first images of the characters who will be returning in the Amazon Prime series. Interestingly, one of the photos offers our first glimpse at the new actor who will play Mat Cauthon in the show.

Amazon Prime Drops First Look at New Mat Cauthon in The Wheel of Time Season 2

The new images from The Wheel of Time Season 2 were shared by Amazon Prime Video and they offer our first look at the characters since the battle in the previous season finale.

Although we are seeing a lot of familiar faces, there's a new one as well. The stills reveal Dónal Finn as Mat Cauthon looking exhausted and distraught.

Donal Finn as Mat Cauthon in The Wheel of Time Season 2
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Credit: Amazon Prime

Mat Cauthon was originally played by Barney Harris in the first season of The Wheel of Time. However, Amazon Prime has announced that the character will be recast as Harris leaves the series.

Barney Harris' departure from The Wheel of Time was never fully explained by Amazon Prime but there are several theories behind the exit.

The official synopsis for The Wheel of Time Season 2 reads as follows:

“Based on the best-selling Robert Jordan fantasy series, a humble farm boy, Rand al’Thor (Josha Stradowski, Gran Turismo), learns he is the Dragon Reborn—a dangerous figure from history destined to save the world … or break it.

“Desperate to protect him from the Dark One, an army of powerful sorceresses must reckon with his burgeoning power and encroaching madness. The Wheel of Time turns, and the Last Battle approaches.

“Though Rand thought he destroyed the Dark One, evil is not gone from the world. In Season 2, threats new and very old seek out the young friends from the Two Rivers, now scattered over the world.

“The woman who found and guided them is now powerless to help, and so they must find other sources of strength. In each other, or themselves. In the Light ... or the Dark.”

The Wheel of Time Season 2 will also bring back Rosamund Pike as Moiraine Damodred, Daniel Henney as Lan Mandragoran, Zoë Robins as Nynaeve al’Meara, Madeleine Madden as Egwene al’Vere, Marcus Rutherford as Perrin Aybara, and Ceara Coveney as Elayne Trakand.

The second season will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on September 1, 2023.

Related: Did Wheel of Time Series Already Reveal Dragon Reborn's Identity?

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