‘The Wheel of Time’ changes actor for one of its main characters in season 2

Barney Harris will no longer be Matrim Cauthum, who will now be played by fellow actor from ‘The Witcher’ Dónal Fin. What happened?

It is one of the great series that premieres in the final stretch of 2021 and its team is already immersed in the production of a second season. The Wheel of Time is one of the great bets of Amazon Prime Video and, in their condition of being one of the most ambitious titles on the streaming platform, He has not even needed the viewers to give their approval to continue betting on his future.

However, the season 2 of The Wheel of Time will experience a major change in its cast, since one of its leading actors has left the project. Thus, while in the premiere of the first installment of the series next November we will see Matrim Cauthom being played by the young Barney Harris, in the second season the character will change his face and will be embodied in the second by the actor of The Witcher Dónal Finn.

As noted Deadline, the reasons for the change have not been clarified by the series team, which undoubtedly worries fans of the fantastic saga of which it is an adaptation that they had so much enthusiasm for in the Amazon project.

However, that The Wheel of Time lose one of your main characters does not reduce the strength of the project, nor does it determine that production is facing problems of any kind. In fact, without going any further Game of Thrones It was the subject of several changes in its cast in the first seasons, eventually changing the actor for well-known characters such as Gregor Clegane “La Montaña”, Daario Naharis or Tommen Baratheon. However, it must also be recognized that Mat Cauthon is a pivotal piece in the story, one of five young characters recruited by Moirane (Rosamund Pike) around whom the series is built.

Despite the shocking news, Harris’s departure has been addressed very quickly by the team, which already has a new actor for Mat. We may have to wait to discover the reasons for the departure or we may never discover it, but it could certainly simply be conflicts with the interpreter’s agenda and even personal reasons.


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If nothing else changes, the second installment will continue to count among its ranks with the rest of the cast members– Rosamund Pike as Moiraine, Josha Stradowski as Rand al’Thor, Marcus Rutherford as Perrin Aybara, Zoë Robins as Nynaeve al’Meara, Madeleine Madden as Egwene al’Vere and Daniel Henney as al’Lan Mandragoran.

Nevertheless, Before we become familiar with the change, we must expect that Harris will be an important part of the first season of The Wheel of Time, the ambitious adaptation of one of the most important fantasy sagas in recent history.

On the Wheel of Time

Written by Robert Jordan (and finalized by Brandon Sanderson after the death of the first), the story that tells The Wheel of Time stars Moiraine, a powerful sorceress who belongs to the Aes Sedai organization in a universe in which only women are allowed to use magic and who, precisely, must control that the One Power is not dominated by hands wrong.

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The first season of The Wheel of Time It consists of 8 episodes and will be released on Amazon Prime Video on November 19