According to Deadline, Dónal Finn will be taking over the role of Mat Cauthon from Barney Harris in season 2 of The Wheel of Time. Wotseries has confirmed this news with Amazon Studios. The reason for Harris’ departure is unknown at this time.

The bulk of Finn’s work has been in theatre. In 2018 he won the Sir Alec Guinness Award, which is given to one actor or actress in their final year of study at an accredited drama school. He has only recently broken into television, with appearances on Cursed and The Witcher. He is currently set to appear in the BBC historical drama SAS: Rogue Heroes. Finn is represented by Independent Talent.

The second season has been filming since July 19, 2021, although we don’t yet know specific dates when Finn was on set.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Dónal Finn and eagerly await his portrayal of this iconic character. We also wish Barney Harris the best and look forward to seeing his future roles.

This is a developing story. 

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I'm a longtime SFF fan but Wheel of Time will always be my first love. I want to call myself Green Ajah, but--let's be real--I'm probably a Brown. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, writing, and getting lost in the wilderness.