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‘The Wheel of Time’ Adds Sophie Okonedo and Kae Alexander

‘The Wheel of Time’ Adds Sophie Okonedo and Kae Alexander

 Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated actress Sophie Okonedo and Game of Thrones alum Kae Alexander will be joining the cast of The Wheel of Time in recurring roles. Sophie will be assuming the role of legendary Amyrlin Seat Siuan Sanche, while Kae will be playing fan-favorite Min Farshaw. Also joining the cast in recurring roles are Kate Fleetwood, Peter Franzen, and Clare Perkins.

  • Sophie Okonedo as “Siuan Sanche”
  • Kae Alexander as “Min Farshaw”
  • Kate Fleetwood as “Liandrin Guirale”
  • Peter Franzen as “Stepin”

The Wheel of Time is one of the most popular and enduring fantasy series of all-time, with over 90 million books sold. Set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists and only certain women are allowed to access it, the story follows Moiraine, 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.   

Based on Robert Jordan’s best-selling fantasy novels, which have sold more 90 million copies worldwide, The Wheel of Time was adapted for television by executive producer/showrunner Rafe Judkins (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Hemlock Grove). Larry Mondragon and Rick Selvage of Red Eagle Entertainment (Winter Dragon), Ted Field and Mike Weber of Radar Pictures (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Winter Dragon), Darren Lemke (Shazam!, Goosebumps, Winter Dragon), Marigo Kehoe and Uta Briesewitz will also serve as executive producers, with Briesewitz set to direct the first two episodes. Rosamund Pike will serve as Producer and Harriet McDougal and Brandon Sanderson as consulting producers. 

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The Wheel of Time is co-produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television

  • Clare Perkins as “Kerene Nagashi”
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