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Casting Announcement: Min and Siuan


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  • The Wheel of Time TV show on Amazon Prime has some exciting casting announcements today:  Kae Alexander as Min Farshaw and Sophie Okonedo as Siuan Sanche.


Amazon Prime's Wheel of Time television show had some major announcements for #WoTWednesday today!

 

Kae Alexander as Min Farshaw

Sophie Okonedo as Siuan Sanche

 

 

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Kae Alexander is a BAFTA elevate actress. Kae recently filmed action feature INFINITE for Paramount Pictures and the MALEFICENT sequel for Walt Disney Pictures. Other recent credits include Fox thriller DEEP STATE, THE GREAT WAVE directed by Indhu Rubasingham for the National Theatre, ITV/Amazon thriller STRANGERS for Two Brothers Pictures, 4 part series COLLATERAL written by David Hare and directed by SJ Clarkson for BBC / Netflix, BBC crime thriller HARD SUN, Reb in Steven Spielberg's READY PLAYER ONE and Elaine in Phoebe Waller-Bridge's comedy FLEABAG.

 

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Sophie Okonedo's credentials are too long to list here, so we'll name a few.  Sophie began her film career in 1991 in the British coming-of-age drama YOUNG SOUL REBEL before appearing as Wachati Princess in ACE VENTURA: WHEN NATURE CALLS (1995) and Stephen Frears' DIRTY PRETTY THINGS (2002). She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Tatiana Rusesabagina in the 2004 film HOTEL RWANDA. Sophie also received a Golden Globe nomination for the miniseries TSUNAMI: THE AFTERMATH (2006) and BAFTA TV Award nominations for the drama series CRIMINAL JUSTICE (2009).

 

We are so excited to have these actresses join the Wheel of Time family!  

 

Today, three other cast members were officially announced.  We already knew they were involved, but it's nice to have it official.

 

Kate Fleetwood as Liandrin Guirale
Peter Franzen as Stepin
Clare Perkins as Kerene Nagashi

 

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Kate Fleetwood is a Tony and Olivier nominated actress with a storied career on stage. Her extensive screen credits include leading roles in Harlots (Hulu/ BBC), Brave New World (Peacock), Fate: The Winx Saga (Netflix), Victoria (ITV / PBC Masterpiece) and Macbeth (PBS). Kate’s film work includes Les Miserables, Beiruit, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

 

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Peter Franzén is one of Finland’s most accomplished actors and has enjoyed a successful career both nationally and internationally. Franzén’s career has spanned 20 years and includes over 90 movies and series in several countries- in English, Finnish, Swedish, Russian, Estonian speaking productions. He has been awarded three Jussi Awards (Finland’s  Academy awards) and a total of seven nominations.  He has also received awards from international film festivals.

 

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London born and raised and graduate of Rose Bruford College, CLARE PERKINS' is a British actress with almost 30 years in the business. Having performed at some of the most prestigious London theatres such as the Almeida Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Hampstead Theatre, Royal Court  Theatre and the Gielgud Theatre, Clare has more recently been making a name for herself on screen, soon to be seen in Netflix crime drama, YOUNG WALLANDER. She will also star in series 4 of popular Netflix series, THE CROWN and the second series of comedy drama FLACK with Anna Paquin.

 

Things are starting to come together.  Perhaps a ta'veren is involved.

 

We don't see Siuan in the series until the start of The Great Hunt.  Is the fact Sophie Okonedo's been cast now a sign Siuan will pop up earlier than expected?  Let us know what you think in the comments below.

 

And be sure to check out our team's reaction The Wheel of Time Community Show:

 

 

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MahaRaj

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In the books, Siuan and Liandrin both don't appear until The Great Hunt, but Kerene only appears in New Spring. Siuan is, of course, a major character in New Spring, and I think Liandrin makes a brief appearance too. It sounds like we'll be getting lots of New Spring flashbacks in the show.

 

On Twitter, Emilia Machuca wrote that Peter Franzen (Stepin) said they were filming a big battle scene in Finland, and unless he somehow appears in Tarwin's Gap, that means the Blood Snow, in New Spring. That makes me wonder if Tam's ramblings about the Aiel War are going to be shown in flashback. That would cast them very differently from the book, where Rand has the luxury of thinking them fever dreams.

 

There's a lot of content for ten episodes!

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Elder_Haman

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I have long suspected that we will get a prologue involving the Blood Snow, Rand's birth, and Gitara Sedai's prophecy.

 

I also suspect that the majority of the Aes Sedai who have been cast who we know do not appear in EotW will be part of Logain's story. This could very well include retconning some characters who died between tNS and EotW.

 

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20 hours ago, MahaRaj said:

There's a lot of content for ten episodes!

 

And even more for eight, which is how many episodes are in the first season.

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