Mat Cauthon gets a new role in “The Wheel of Time.” Why Doal Finn is taking over for Barney Harris?

For season two, a new person is giving Mat Cauthon’s voice. Mat is the main character of the fantasy show.

Barney Harris left at the end of the first season, and Doal Finn has taken his place.

Season 2 of “The Wheel of Time” has a new Mat Cauthon

Mat is a major character in the popular Amazon Prime Video series based on the same-named stories. In the show, a group of ordinary people end up being the ones who save the day.

Doal Finn replaces Barney Harris as Mat in the new season, which is now available on Prime Video.

Deadline said in September 2021 that Finn would play Mat in the show’s second season. This happened two months before the start of the first season. At the time, the show had already been picked up for a second season.

Here’s what happened when Harris left and how Finn was chosen to take his place.

Barney Harris shot the first six episodes of the show, but he allegedly quit when production started after the COVID-19 outbreak.

Harris and the show’s producers haven’t said anything about the actor’s departure, but Radio Times says that the first six shows of the first season were filmed before he left.

The tale says that Harris wasn’t there when production of the first season started up again after the COVID-19 pandemic. Insider tried to get a word from Harris’s camp, but did not hear back right away.

This might explain why Mat went missing in the last two shows of Season 1.

In the season finale, old video was used to show that Mat had gone back to Shadar Logoth, the dangerous city that had changed him a lot.

How did Doal Finn get to play Mat, and where did he come from?

Irish actor Doal Finn has been in the Netflix series “Cursed,” “The Witcher,” and the “Harry Potter” movie “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.”

In November 2021, the “Wheel of Time” author Rafe Judkins told Deadline that the change from Harris to Finn would be “seamless.”

Judkins said, “I’ve seen him do his scenes on set, and they’re amazing and fit the character perfectly.”

Before season two of “Wheel of Time,” director Thomas Napper told Insider, “There was a thorough search for Mat Cauthon.”

He is one of the most important characters in the story, and Rand talks to him the most. Doal Finn was chosen for the part because of how important he was. “What a great actress to join the show,” said Napper.

Napper went on to say good things about how Finn played Mat.

He definitely has a good hand. He is fun to work with and has a great sense of humor. Napper said, “It was like he was born to do it.”

Napper said that Finn, who plays Min Farshaw, and Kae Alexander get along really well. Min Farshaw is introduced in Season 1, but Mat doesn’t meet her until early in Season 2.

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