It looks like the second season of Amazon’s Wheel of Time series is not for Barney Harris, who was cast as troublemaker and ladies man Mat Cauthon, one of the main characters of the series. Deadline is reporting that the role will be recast with The Witcher’s Dónal Finn taking up the dice.
Season Two already began production and filming, with the reason behind the recast still unclear or announced. The long-awaited adapted series from Robert Jordan’s books was renewed before the first season hit the streaming platform back in May, with the first season premiering November 19.
Even in the first trailer, we see Harris as Mat picks up a bejeweled dagger from the forbidden land of Shadar Logoth. It’s still uncertain how much of the first season will cover what with showrunner Rafe Judkins saying that “Season 1 will cover Book One, plus some of Book Two and even Book Three. But also not all of Book One, as some of it is in Season 2.”
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