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  1. No-name actors for the main characters... bigger names (to pull viewers in) for the recurring roles. I could see a lot of bigger actors wanting to chew up the screen with juicy Forsaken roles.
  2. Jon Bernthal for Lan! I love the idea of Christina Hendricks as Graendal. If the series catches on, they will have time to draw in big names for the juicy recurring Forsaken characters, as they ramp in to the story slowly. Alexandra Dowling would be a good choice for Elayne. She already has queen chops from The Musketeers. {EDIT: Check that, she is almost 30 now... man it will be hard to cast age appropriate actors for the main characters}. There are a lot of actors on The Musketeers I can easily picture in WoT roles... of course, the period is pretty similar (except for the muskets). Peter Capaldi would make a pretty good Asmodean. I am fine with relative unknowns if they can act and are matched to the character well. Better that than squeezing in a big name that is totally inappropriate (I am talking about you Tom Cruise as Lestat).
  3. If they are truly going to learn from GoT, they will know that strong female characters alone are not the answer. Strong male and female leads together are what makes GoT work... plus all the nudity and blood of course (to be honest, I think it would be just as good with a little less of both). Those latter features are not really part of the Jordan style - so hopefully they do not betray him in that. I am hopeful... with a sprinkling of caution. I can see this being relatively easy to produce... not a lot of special effects needed - just at certain scenes, similar to GoT. To catch public interest it has to have a hook, of course... maybe the strong females is the one they are hoping to play up. I would rather they played up the richness of the world Jordan created. It truly is epic.
  4. Why so few comments... this sounds awesome. Have people been burned too many times on this? No need to trash GoT... without that success this would be a MUCH larger long shot.
  5. Hi all... long time lurker, but since I am reading the series again I thought I would finally register :) Hope I do not make any faux pas! My hope is that REE spent their money on this throw away pilot so that they could get something for their asset instead of nothing... that is, they want to sell their rights, but needed the renewal for it to be worth anything. This could be good news in a round about way - if they sell to someone with brains and means. WIth GOT such a success, there must be someone out there who sees the huge potential of TWOT.
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