A new cast member for the upcoming The Wheel of Time TV show, slated to air in the fall of 2021, has been discovered by Rob Christianson of Weekly Wheel News.
The actor is Mark Fletcher and according to IMDb he will make an appearance in episode 5 of Season 1 titled “Blood calls Blood”.
Those of you who live in the UK may recognise Mark as Kapt’n Igloo, the face of food giant, Birds Eye, sometimes more fondly known as Captain Birdseye.
More recently Mark was in a short comedy sketch where he played Joseph in “God is Dead”, a comedy where the modern world discovers that God doesn’t exist and Jesus must fight to maintain his divine purpose, terrified of being diminished to his working class existence in Northern England.
Mark was a finalist for the Lonely Wolf Film Festival award for ‘Best Actor in a Supporting Role’.
According to Mark’s IMDB, he will only be appearing in one episode for the first season and will have the role of ‘Lead Warder’. However, it is worth noting that many lead cast members are also only currently credited for one or two episode on IMDb, while it is highly likely they will appear in all 8.
The episode in which Mark will appear takes its name from Chapter 7 of The Great Hunt (Book 2) “Blood calls Blood” and if it follows the story of the book chapter, it is safe to assume there will be Dark Friends, Trollocs and Myrdraal in this episode which means we could very well see the warders in action.
It is likely that these scenes were filmed in the fortress Josefov in the Czech Republic, a known filming location slated to represent the borderland city of Fal Dara in Shienar.
The 6th Episode has been confirmed to be called “The Flame of Tar Valon” which suggests we will get our first introduction to the Amyrlin Seat, Siuan Sanche (played by Sophie Okondo) and we would assume these scenes were also filmed in Fal Dara, as it is the location in which we first meet her in the books. This could suggest that the lead Warder character played by Mark will lead the Amyrlin’s entourage.
Mark’s appearance is hard and rugged and he certainly fits the description of a Lead Warder. Many have speculated that “Lead Warder” refers to “Hammer”, the Warder Yard Master, who we meet during several encounters in the White Tower of Tar Valon.
Are you looking forward to seeing the Warders in action in the TV show? How do you think they will be portrayed? Do you think Mark will play Hammer?
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