On the first Wednesday of the month as is now customary, Amazon dropped news via the show’s twitter account with four casting announcement, all of major characters. For the roles of Padan Fain, Thom Merrilin, Loial the Ogier and Logain Ablar, the show has cast Johann Meyers, Alexandre Willaume, Hammed Animashaun and Alvaro Morte respectively.

Actor Johann Meyers was previously identified by wotseries.com as a participant in the table read for episodes one and two, where he appeared in a promotional video released by Amazon on Twitter. He was chosen for one of two roles speculated, that of Padan Fain.

The reveal of Thom Merrilin and Loial’s casting was the biggest news, given intensifying speculation across fan websites and online groups about one or both characters being cut from the show. Showrunner Rafe Judkins even referenced that with his commentary on the announcement that Willaume will play Thom:

 

Rafe had the following to say about the three other casting announcements:

We are absolutely in love with all four choices. This has been the most exciting day of news about the show since the casting news about the Emond’s Field Five came out.

For additional information on these new cast members including links to social media accounts and online resumes, visit our Wheel of Time series cast page.

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