Back in July of 2021, it was reported that Gary Beadle had a role in The Wheel of Time. His status as a cast member for season one was unknown at the time, but as we previously reported, Beadle was in Prague in August, which meant a season two role was likely. Now that season one has come and gone, we know the role will be first appearing in season two.
I just noticed this interaction between #TheWheelOfTime season two actors Arnas Fedaravičius and Gary Beadle on one of Arnas' IG posts. Could the 🐺 emoji be a hint about Gary's character?@celticmyst08 has been guessing that Gary is Elyas. Is she right?! 🤔 #TwitterOfTime pic.twitter.com/Su0qYdgIj2
— Eri (Geeky) (@geekyeri) January 8, 2022
In January, we noticed a social media interaction between Beadle and another season two actor, Arnas Fedaravičius, and speculated that perhaps Fedaravičius’ response of multiple wolfhead emoji might be a clue that Beadle’s role in season two was that of Elyas Machera, a character who readers first met in the first book The Eye of the World but did not appear in season one of the Prime Video adaptation.
Thanks to an update to the actor’s CV, we can now confirm that Beadle’s role in season two will indeed be that of Elyas. We do not know how many episodes we can expect the actor to appear in.
Beadle currently has over 70 credits in his resume, including roles in theatre, films, and television. One of his more recent roles is a part in award-winning mini-series Small Axe, available to watch on Prime Video. You can also check out his showreel here.
What do you hope to see from Elyas in season two? Let us know in the comments below!