Wheel of Time: Rosamund Pike Makes Her Entrance as Moiraine in New Clip – IGN
Rosamund Pike makes her entrance as Moiraine in a new clip from Amazon’s Wheel of Time series released at its New York Comic Con panel — and what an entrance it is.
Showrunner Rafe Judkins also announced at the panel three new cast members for Season 2: Ceara Coveney (Dad, The Amazing World of Emma) will join as a series regular, portraying fan-favorite character Elayne Trakand. Natasha O’Keeffe (Peaky Blinders, Misfits) and Meera Syal (The Kumars at No. 42, Broadchurch) will also join the show in Season 2, but their roles have not yet been revealed.
The new clip takes sets the timeline early in Robert Jordan’s first Wheel of Time book, The Eye of the World, as Warder Lan Mandragoran (Daniel Henney) introduces Moiraine, a member of the Aes Sedai, an all-female organization who can channel the One Power to weld incredible magic. It also shows Rand al’Thor (Josha Stradowski), Perrin Aybara (Marcus Rutherford), and Egwene al’Vere (Madeleine Madden) as they look on in awe.
The series will follow these five characters, in addition to Nynaeve al’Meara (Zoë Robins) and Mat Cauthon (Barney Harris), as they embark on a world-spanning journey to save humanity.
Other cast members include Johann Myers as the peddler Padan Fain, Hammed Animashaun as the ogier Loial, Alvaro Morte as Logain the False Dragon, and Alexandre Willaume as the gleeman Thom Merrilin.
Wheel of Time will premiere on Amazon Prime on Nov. 19, debuting with three episodes initially before dropping one new episode every Friday after that. It was renewed for a second season earlier this year, with both seasons consisting of eight episodes each.