Amazon Studios debuted a brand new clip for their upcoming The Wheel of Time series as well as revealing who will play Elayne Trakand.
As you can see below, the clip shows Moiraine Damodred, played by Rosamund Pike, arriving in the Two Rivers in search of the Dragon Reborn.
The clip was shared during The Wheel of Time panel at New York Comic Con, where the show’s showrunner Rafe Judkins also announced new cast members for the show’s second season.
Caera Coveney will join the show as Rand Al Thor’s love interest and the Princess of Andor Elayne Trakand. She will be a series regular.
In a surprise move Amazon did not race swap the character as they have done with the majority of the characters for the show.
As for Coveney, she is a relative newcomer. She appeared in 2019’s The Amazing World of Emma as Emma and 2020’s Dadand.
Also joining the cast will be Natasha O’Keefe and Meera Syal. Their roles were not revealed during the panel.
O’Keefe is known for her role as Lizzy Shelby in the period drama Peaky Blinders. She’s appeared in a number of other TV series including Misfits, Jekyll and Hyde, Resistance, Temple, C.B. Strike and Intergalactic.
Meera Syal has been acting for decades. You might recognize her as Val from Kinsey or her numerous appearances on The Real McCoy. She also played Sushil ‘Ummi’ Kumar in The Kumars at No. 42. She also played Judge Sonia Sharma in Broadchurch.
More recently she’s appeared as Elizabeth Churchland in Code 404 and Goldie in The Split.
The Wheel of Time is “Set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists and only certain women are allowed to access it.”
Amazon’s TV series “follows Moiraine (Rosamund 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.”
The TV series is based on Robert Jordan’s sprawling high fantasy series that begins with The Eye of the World.
The first three episodes of the series will air on November 19th. New episodes will air each Friday leading up to the season finale which will take place on December 24th.
What do you make of these casting announcements and this new clip from the show?