Amazon Prime has entered the fantasy genre with its latest adaptation in the form of The Wheel of Time. Agents of SHIELD and Chuck writer Rafe Judkins is showrunning the series and revealed during a panel at JordanCon 2022 that they’ve added Killing Eve‘s Ayooola Smart to the cast of the upcoming second season.
She’ll take on the role of Aviendha, a Wise One of the Nine Valleys sept of the Taardad Aiel. Not only that, but she’s also one of the three lovers of Rand al’Thor. Her role is planned as a recurring role and joins after the castings of Guy Roberts, Gregg Chillingirian, and Arnas Fedaravicius.
The actress made a splash with her work as Audrey in the third season of Killing Eve. She’s also appeared in 2018’s Juliet, Naked, the Death in Paradise series, and Smother. She joins an extensive cast that includes Rosamund Pike as Moiraine, a member of a female organization called the Aes Sedai, who embarks on a dangerous journey to uncover who will become the Dragon Reborn, who will have the fate of humanity in their hand.
Currently, Uta Briesewitz, who also acts as an executive producer on the series, is set to direct the first two episodes. Pike also has a producing role with Harriet McDougal and Brandon Sanderson attached as consulting producers.