LOTR-hive, time to get out your hobbit ears and reignite your Legolas fanfiction, Lord of the Rings is back – with an all-new cast.
A prequel series of the popular film series is being created by Amazon Studios and set to drop in 2021. Filming will begin in New Zealand in February 2020, and the table reads are currently taking place.
The prequel will take place during the Second Age of Middle Earth (for those taking notes the event of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films took place in the Third Age) which spanned a period of about three and a half millennia in Middle Earth.
Amazon previously published a map showing the ‘lost island’ of Númenor which has sunk by the time that the films took place. So we can assume that Númenor and the people that live there will feature in the series. Númenor is also where the films’ big bad, Sauron comes from. Could this be Sauron’s origin story?
— The Lord of the Rings on Prime (@LOTRonPrime) March 7, 2019
So, who’s going to be in this?
Robert Amaramayo, who many might remember as Young Ned Stark in Game of Thrones (Sean Bean, who played older Ned Stark, played Boromir in Lord of the Rings) has been cast as the lead character, Beldor. He replaces Will Poulter, who had to exit the series due to scheduling conflicts.
Owain Arthur is a theatre actor who has appeared in many productions and on TV has played parts in British series like Casualty and Babylon.
Nazanin Boniadi has played roles in Bombshell, Hotel Mumbai and on TV in How I Met Your Mother and Homeland.
Tom Budge is an Australian actor who has previously had roles in The Pacific and The Proposition.
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Morfydd Clark is one of the UK’s rising stars with performances in His Dark Materials and The Personal History of David Copperfield.
Ismael Cruz Cordova is another rising star who will appear in The Undoing alongside Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant. He has previously appeared in Mary: Queen of Scots and Ray Donovan.
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Ema Horvath is a relatively new actor who has appeared in Like.Share.Follow, The Gallows 2 and The Mortuary Collection.
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Amazon’s Lord of the Rings on Prime have officially cast Ema Horvath as a “series regular.” It’s speculated that Horvath will be playing a character named Eldien, who is described as a complex, unique and formidable young woman in her mid-20’s. Eldien is supposedly one of the main protagonists of the series. · · · · #lotronprime #amazonprime #lordoftherings #tvseries #tvshow #fantasy #actress #lotr #lotrfan #thesilmarillion #silmarillion #thehobbit #willpoulter #emahorvath #amazon #prime #movies #films #television #señordelosanillos #yüzüklerinefendisi #tierramedia #ortadünya #middleearth #elf #elfos #dwarves #hobbits #dwarf #women
Markella Kavanaugh has acted in Picnic at Hanging Rock and My First Summer.
Joseph Mawle is known by Game of Thrones fans for playing Benjen Stark. He has also played roles in Birdsong alongside Eddie Redmayne and Half of a Yellow Sun.
Tyroe Muhafidin is a young Australian actor. This will be his first series.]
Sophia Nomvete is South African and Iranian and is a renowned theatre actor who has appeared in productions of The Color Purple and Vice Versa.
Megan Richards is only 20-years-old but she has already appeared in shows like Doctors and Wanderlust.
Dylan Smith has appeared in many films including Murder on the Orient Express, The Maze Runner and The Mummy.
Charlie Vickers only graduated from drama school in 2017 and has already appeared in Medici: Masters of Florence and Palm Beach.
Daniel Weyman has appeared an array of productions including Great Expectations, Dunkirk and A Very English Scandal.
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