Wheel of Time showrunner Rafe Judkins has offered fans a first look at the action, sharing a photo from the set of the upcoming fantasy series.
Judkins posted the image to his Instagram account on Wednesday, showing the series’ protagonist, Rand al’Thor (Josha Straowski), having his hair preened by a crew member against the picturesque backdrop of a mountainous location.
In the caption alongside the photo, he wrote: “To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the publishing of the first Wheel of Time book, Amazon is letting me post this picture I took on set in the mountains of Slovenia! Including Rand Al’Thor getting his hair done, giant coats to show you how cold it was, and a mountain safety guide to make sure none of us fall off the cliff. Shooting this scene was one of the highlights of the whole project so far for me and it’s awesome to get to share it.”
While no further details were given about the scene, fans of Robert Jordan’s original book series had several suggestions for what could be the context of the snapshot. One commenter suggested that Rand may be using the isolated spot as a temporary hideout from Balthamel and Aginor, while another questioned whether the location could be Tarwin’s Gap, a mountain pass that marks the boundary between the Mountains of Dhoom and the Spine of the World, where Rand destroyed the Trolloc Army.
In addition to Straowski, the cast of the first season includes Michael McElhatton as Tam Al’Thor, father of Rand Al’Thor, Rosamund Pike as Moiraine, Marcus Rutherford as Perrin Aybara, Barney Harris as Mat Cauthon, Madeleine Madden as Egwene Al’Vere, Zoë Robins as Nynaeve, and Daniel Henney as al’Lan Mandragoran. Alexandre Willaume also recently joined the cast as fan-favourite gleeman Thom Merrilin alongside three other key characters.
Click through our gallery below to take a closer look at all of the cast members announced for Wheel of Time so far:
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Amazon’s official description for The Wheel of Time series describes the show as one that 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.”
If you would like to learn more about The Wheel of Time, check out our guide to everything that you need to know about the upcoming series.
Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.
Source: IGN.com Wheel of Time Showrunner Posts Photo of Rand al'Thor on Set