Will Poulter who we know from “Bandersnatch” and “Midsommar” will not be joining the Amazon original series “Lord of the Rings” like previously reported. Variety says that due to a conflict of schedules the actor will no longer be able to appear in the show. Variety exclusively reported on his involvement in September but has now learned from sources with a knowledge of the situation that he will no longer be tied to the project.
The “Lord of the Rings” was announced earlier this year and as of yet we have no information on plot. We know that others who are attached to star are Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Maxim Baldry, and Ema Horvath. The series is being developed by writing team JD Payne and Patrick McKay. “Game of Thrones” Bryan Cogman is a consulting producer on the project along with J.A. Bayona who is set to direct multiple episodes.
They tweeted a map of what places will be featured in the show but that is all we’ve heard so far.
They also have an interactive map if you go on their site.
Additionally from Variety we know that the full creative team will consist of, “executive producers Lindsey Weber, Bruce Richmond, Gene Kelly, and Amazon’s former head of genre programming Sharon Tal Yguado; writer and executive producer Gennifer Hutchison; writer and executive producer Jason Cahill; writer and executive producer Justin Doble; consulting producer Stephany Folsom; producer Ron Ames; writer and co-producer Helen Shang; and writing consultant Glenise Mullins. Bayona will also executive produce along with his partner Belén Atienza.”
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