Amazon Prime Video has now confirmed the main cast for their upcoming Lord of the Rings TV series! It is not yet revealed who will be playing wh. However, we now know who will be present when filming begins in February. Amazon has previously said they’re aiming for a 2021 release so far.
Confirmed cast members are: Robert Aramayo (young Ned on Game of Thrones), Owain Arthur (The Palace, The Patrol), Nazanin Boniadi (Homeland, Hotel Mumbai), Tom Budge (The Pacific), Morfydd Clark (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), Ismael Cruz Córdova (The Mandalorian), Ema Horvath (The Gallows Act II), Markella Kavenagh (Romper Stomper), Joseph Mawle (Benjen Stark of Game of Thrones), Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers (Medici), Daniel Weyman (Gentleman Jack), and newcomer Tyroe Muhafidin.
“After undertaking an extensive global search, we are delighted finally to reveal the first group of brilliant performers who will take part in Amazon’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ series. These exceptionally talented women and men are more than just our actors: they are the newest members of an ever-expanding creative family that is now working tirelessly to bring Middle-earth to life anew for fans and audiences worldwide.”J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay
Details of the series have been heavily guarded, but the assumption is that the stories will be set in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth before the events of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
The behind-the-scenes talent for the series includes Payne and McKay who will showrun the series with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom filmmaker J.A. Bayona directing the initial episodes. Others attached include executive producers Lindsey Weber (10 Cloverfield Lane), Bruce Richmond (Game of Thrones), Gene Kelly (Boardwalk Empire), Sharon Tal Yguado; writer and executive producer Gennifer Hutchison (Breaking Bad); writer and executive producer Jason Cahill (The Sopranos); writer and executive producer Justin Doble (Stranger Things); consulting producers Bryan Cogman (Game of Thrones) and Stephany Folsom (Toy Story 4); producer Ron Ames (The Aviator); writer and co-producer Helen Shang (Hannibal); and writing consultant Glenise Mullins.
We are all very excited for the news and despite some reports suggesting whom will be playing whom, we still have to play a guessing game. Which is still a very fun game. Which characters do you think will be played by which actors? Let us know in the comments below!