Amazon’s Upcoming Epic Fantasy Series ‘The Wheel of Time’ Reveals Daniel Henney as al’Lan Mandragoran
In 2018, Amazon had announced that it would be making a cinematic version of Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson's The Wheel of Time series. The fantasy series spanned 14 novels and became the best-selling fantasy series since J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
Daniel Henney Is The Uncrowned King of Malkier
For those patiently waiting for three years since, Daniel Henney has released the first look at his portrayal of al'Lan Mandragoran - the uncrowned King of Malkier.
The Criminal Minds star took to Twitter on April 28, 2021, to share a short clip of himself as the fantastic king and clarified that he loved every minute of acting for it. The clip in itself does not offer much detail.
For @TheWheelOfTime fans who are waiting so patiently (and for future fans as well) - here’s a first look at al’Lan Mandragoran - the uncrowned King of Malkier.
I’ve loved every minute playing him thus far & we’re working tirelessly to bring you a fantastic show - stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/jdo6aYBw5l — Daniel Henney (@danielhenney) April 28, 2021
The audiences were left with a dialogue from Mandragoron but could not see who it was directed to. Still, Henney's detailed costume got fans excited for the upcoming series. Naturally, some fans were frustrated that the first look clip was too short.
The Hype Is Ripe
"Daniel Phillip Henney, you are MEEEAAANNN!!!! Teasing us with a tiny 5 sec sneak peak! Hahaha! I can't wait for this to be released!!!" one fan wrote. Others were dusting off their novels, preparing to re-read before the series finally gets here.
Although not shown in the first-look clip, long-time fans of The Wheel of Time speculated that the uncrowned king's words were for Rand, who is portrayed by Josha Stradowski. As for the rest of the series, it is expected to have eight episodes and a massive cast.
The cast consists of Marcus Rutherford as Perrin Aybara, Zoë Robins as Nynaeve al’ Meara, Madeleine Madden as Egwene al’Vere, and Kate Fleetwood as Liandrin, working under the skillful vision of screenwriter Rafe Judkins.
The TV Series Is Based On A Book Of The Same Name
Prior to this, the studio had released another short look into their fantasy world via YouTube in March. Back then, the clip gave fans a glimpse of Rosamund Pike's Moiraine Damodred as she uttered these words: "Do not underestimate the women in this tower."
Her face is only visible for a split second, where her eyes are shut, and her hair is flowing with the wind. Just then, her eyes open wide and stare directly into the camera, giving fans a taste of the fantastic powers she will wield as the lead character.
Like many before it, the TV series is based on a novel series of the same name. The words of fantasy paint a world where magic exists but can only be wielded by women. This incredibly detailed world is built around Pike's character Damodred.
Damodred is the head of a clandestine organization known as the Aes Sedai. The organization serves a number of purposes, but mainly it is a convergence of scientists, healers, and philosophers coming together to protect humanity from danger.
Despite the hype building up in fanbases on multiple platforms, the studio is yet to announce a release date for the sought-after show.