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Shohreh Aghdashloo Cast As Elaida NOT Cadsuane -Wheel Of Time Season 3 | Barside Buzz

The latest news is that Shohreh Aghdashloo has been cast as Elaida, and NOT Cadsuane in The Wheel of Time Season 3.

The latest news is that Shohreh Aghdashloo has been cast as Elaida, and NOT Cadsuane in The Wheel of Time Season 3. I’m marking this one as Barside Buzz because it is not official, but you can bank on this one. We already knew Aghdashloo was cast for Season 3, however everyone assumed it was for Cadsuane Sedai. Why did we think that? Because Aghdashloo was fan cast as Cadsuane by many fans who kept hounding showrunner Rafe Judkins. Rafe got in touch with Aghdashloo and then she was seen on the set for Season 3. All signs pointed to Cadsuane.

Well WoT Up has revealed information from their sources in a new video that Aghdashloo has actually been cast as Elaida Sedai instead. What pleases me most about this, is that many fans felt like Elaida was being merged with Liandrin for the show to cut down on characters. I never liked that theory as I feel the characters are very different in ways I won’t get into.

Now don’t get me wrong, I like the idea of Aghdashloo as Cadsuane, I do. However, Cadsuane probably won’t show up until at least Season 4, maybe Season 5, unless they introduce her earlier for the show. Whereas Elaida has so far been noticeable by her absence. Elaida first appears in book 1 of the series, but so far the show hasn’t introduced the character. Clearly that will change in Season 3 and as a result, I’d say Aghdashloo will have a lot more screen time as Elaida than Cadsuane overall.

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No spoilers, but I’d say Elaida will be a character that show fans love to hate, just like the books. Having an actor as great as Aghdashloo will hopefully give Elaida more range as a character also. Sometimes Elaida came across as naive in the books and I think that can absolutely be modified for the show. Hopefully she seems smarter and more logical in the show. At the same time, I am imagine some emotional outbursts from Elaida that I can see Aghdashloo pulling off with aplomb.

Additionally, I guess this means we can go back to fan casting Cadsuane. The character most definitely will show up further down the line. I don’t have any specific names yet though. It should definitely be an older actress in the range of late 50’s to 70’s. However, there’s no particular race or accent that Cadsuane would have to have. That being said, I did imagine her as a British governess, “phaww”. However, really, that’s just in my head, there are no specifics that would have to be followed other than, not too young.

I am definitely looking forward to Aghdashloo as Elaida in Season 3. The actress and her character should really shake the story up a little.

What do you think of the news Shohreh Aghdashloo has been cast as Elaida, and NOT Cadsuane in The Wheel of Time Season 3? Thoughts below as always.

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