Zoë Robins and Marcus Rutherford have joined the upcoming Amazon series, The Wheel of Time, opposite series lead Rosamund Pike, Shadow And Act has learned.
Madeleine Madden, Barney Harris as Mat Cauthon and Josha Stradowski have also joined. Rutherford will portray Perrin Aybara while Robins is Nynaeve.
One of the biggest-selling fantasy book series of all time, The Wheel of Time is 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.
The Wheel of Time was adapted for television by executive producer/showrunner Rafe Judkins. Larry Mondragon and Rick Selvage of Red Eagle Entertainment, Ted Field and Mike Weber of Radar Pictures, Darren Lemke, Marigo Kehoe and Uta Briesewitz will also serve as executive producers, with Briesewitz set to direct the first two episodes. Pike is a producer, while Harriet McDougal and Brandon Sanderson are consulting producers. The Wheel of Time is co-produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television.
Robins, who starred in 2018’s buzzy Regina King ABC pilot, The Finest, is most known for starring as the White Power Ranger in Power Rangers Ninja Steel. She’ll also star opposite Brittany O’Grady in Blumhouse’s Black Christmas. Rutherford, a British-bred relative newcomer, starred in the 2018 Tribeca selection, Obey.
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