The Daily Trolloc Shutdown Recap

As you are no doubt aware filming on the first season of The Wheel of Time has been put on hold due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. At the time of the shut down they had nearly finished filming for episodes 5 and 6 and were getting ready to film what is believed to be the final two episodes of an 8 episode first season. When they will resume filming is anyone's guess, so lets take a look back at all that is known.

Quick note before we get started: All the photos featured in this edition are from cast or crew members and were shared on social media on a public setting or from news media. Casting is from official announcements, casting agencies, and actors putting WoT in their CV's(since removed in most cases).

First up...

The Cast!

Tam and Rand al'Thor


Natti, Bode & Eldrin , Mat and Able Cauthon

Perrin and Laila Aybara

Egwene and Marin al'Vere

Madeleine Madden and Lolita Chakrabarti(Not confirmed as Marin)


Moiraine and Lan

Rosamund Pike and Daniel Henney

Possible first look of Pike as Moiraine


Padan Fain


Alanna Sedai & Warders

Kerene Sedai & Warder

Kerene Nagashi - Clare Perkins & Warder - Peter Franzén

Leane Sedai

Liandrin Sedai

Unknown role

Unknown role

Master Hightower - Pearce Quigley
Eamon Valda - Abdul Salis
Unknown role: Stuart Graham
Unknown Role - Pasha Bocarie
Unknown Role - Michael Tuahine

Now for the people behind the show!

The Writers!

The Directors!

Each Director is believed to be directing two episodes each. Listed in order:

The Composer

Directors of Photography - David MoxnessDavid Luther
Casting Director - Kelly Valentine Hendry
Costume Designer - Isis Mussenden
Visual Effects Supervisor - Karen E. Goulekas
Makeup Effects Designer - Nick Dudman
Hair and Makeup Designer - Kirstin Chalmers

Filming Locations and sets!

Filming started out in the Czech Republic in The Two Rivers...Jocab here was the star!!

I always try to remember and remind myself how lucky I am that I get to walk through Emond’s Field with Moiraine and Lan and Egwene and Trollocs and sheep -Rafe

Unofficial set photo

Unofficial set photo

Unofficial image from filming
(Speculated to be either Four Kings or Emonds Field)

There has also been leaked footage of filming involving Wolves and what is believed to be Whitecloaks.(to hot to handle)

After that there was some filming in Slovenia...

Next set of photos are locations mentioned in Slovenian media

Napoleon Bridge on the Nadiža River

Soča River


Velika korita Soče
(photo snapped by tourist walking past filming location)

They then headed back to the Czech Republic and thanks to local media we have some locations of where they have filmed...

The wheel of time is turning, ages come and go, leaving memories that turn into reputation. This is the framework in which the spectacular fantasy saga of The Wheel of Time takes place, in Czech. They found scenes for her in Chomutov. They were filming in the church of St. Wenceslas in Vysluni. 
"They filmed here in a single day at the end of October, but the filmmakers were preparing the church for a month," outlined the mayor of Výsluní Ladislav Kareš. “They shaded the stained glass windows so that there was not so much light coming in, they placed grilles on them and placed a wall some thirteen meters high in front of the altar. The space looked exotic, as if it were in India, but it was more styles, ”said the mayor.

Czech Switzerland was occupied by filmmakers these days. At the local rocks he shoots scenes into the American film The Wheel of Time.
It's a story from a world full of magic. "We arrived on Thursday and we should be here by Saturday," said one of the members of the crew who directed tourists on the road at Dolský mlýn. When asked what attracted Americans to shoot scenes north of Bohemia, he answered, "They were intrigued by the rocks and nature."
The Wheel of Time is one of Robert Jordan's most read fantasy sagas. This proves 90 million copies sold. The film is shot in US-Czech co-production.

In Ploskovice, where people from the National Heritage Institute on Thursday informed journalists about the figures for the previous season and the offer for the upcoming Advent period, filmmakers were preparing to shoot footage for the series Wheel of Time in American production. The flaps will go live on November 19th.

Brandon Sanderson paid a visit to the set...


Possible Tinker Wagons

Possible Tinker Camp

Possible Tinker Costume


Possible Waygate

Possible Waygate

Episode Titles & Stuff

We only have titles for the first six episodes.

Leavetaking by Rafe Judkins

Shadow's Waiting by Amanda Kate Shuman

A Place of Safety by Paul and Michael Clarkson

The Dragon Reborn by Dave Hill

Blood Calls Blood by Celine Song

The Flame of Tar Valon by Justine Juel Gilmer

They are also still writing Season 2. Rafe has said that writing for season 2 continues via a virtual writers room.

Rafe also did a recent Q&A on his Instagram. Here are a few interesting titbits:

You can read a full transcript over at

Some of the actors have also mentioned a few things here and there...

Alvaro Morte(Logain)
"I've been playing a character called Logain Ablar. He is a very different character from the Professor." [He then talks about how the show is based on a series of books.] "We've had a very good time. The showrunner Rafe Judkins and I have tried to respect everything that is in the books, while also providing a bit more. We tried to give a bit of a twist to the character, because in the books he is kind of a more serious, cool guy. I tried to emphasize more the tragedy that happens to him, which is very big"
Peter Franzen(Karene Sedai's Warder)
The film crew is huge: according to Franzén The Wheel of Time shoots have hundreds of actors and stunt men. ”There always the excitement of danger even when everything is carefully planned out. so far there hasn’t been any major accidents”
Brandon Sanderson also did an Interview with The Dusty Wheel in which he shared his thoughts on how Rafe is adapting the books to TV. Show Talk starts from 16:15.

That's all Narg can remember for now(the important stuff anyway), so Narg will leave you with a list of great sites/people to follow to stay up to date with all the latest news.

The Dusty Wheel (Live YouTube call in show)
WoT Up! (YouTube channel. News, speculation and book stuff) (News and speculation website)
Talk'aran'rhiod (Podcast discussing news and speculation)

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