The Wheel of Time series casts Sophie Okonedo and more

Sophio Okonedo cast in The Wheel of TimeAmazon Prime’s upcoming adaptation of the The Wheel of Time novels has announced its growing main cast.

The latest additions to the cast of The Wheel of Time TV series are Sophie Okonedo (Death on the Nile) as Siuan Sanche, Kae Alexander (Game of Thrones) as Min, Clare Perkins (Secrets & Lies) as Kerene, Peter Franzen (Vikings) as Stepin, Kate Fleetwood (Harlots) as Liandrin, Priyanka Bose (Lion) as Alanna, Emmanuel Imani (Black Earth Rising) as Ihvon, and Taylor Napier (Saving Hope) as Maksim.

As previously reported, the show is based on the series of fantasy novels by Robert Jordan which are set in a sprawling world where magic is an ability only given to a select few women. The first volume is called The Eye of the World and was published in 1990.

The television adaptation will center on the epic journey of Moiraine (played by Rosamund Pike), a member of the Aes Sedai, a powerful, all-female organization, who mentors five young men and women from the town of Two Rivers. One of these youths is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who will either save or destroy humanity.

The five young people are Madeleine Madden (Picnic at Hanging Rock) as Egwene Al’vere, Marcus Rutherford (County Lines) as Perrin Aybara, Barney Harris (Starboy) as Mat Cauthon, Zoë Robins (The New Tomorrow) as Nynaeve, and Josha Stradowski (Just Friends) as Rand Al’Thor.

The Wheel of Time was adapted for television by show runner Race Judkins (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) with executive producers, Larry Mondragon, Rick Selvage, Ted Field, Mike Weber, Darren Lemke, Marigo Kehoe, and Uta Briesewitz. Rosamund Pike (Radioactive) will be one of the producers as well and Briesewitz will be directing the first two episodes.

The Wheel of Time will premiere on Amazon Prime. Watch this space for more updates on the show.

You can see more details on the casting announcements below: