Lord of the Rings series confirms main cast
The show is due to premiere sometime in 2021.
Amazon’s highly-anticipated Lord of the Rings TV series has announced its main cast.
The show’s official Twitter account confirmed the “first members of our fellowship” today in a large thread but didn’t reveal too much about who each actor would be playing.
Fifteen names were listed starting with Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle.
Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman rounded out the list.
Aramayo, recently seen as convicted serial killer Elmer Wayne Henley Jr. in Mindhunter, will play the lead replacing Midsommar’s Will Poulter who dropped out last September due to scheduling conflicts.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Game of Thrones’s Mawle will play series villain Oren while Australian actress Kavenagh’s character is named Tyra.
Variety has also previously reported that Clark will portray a younger version of the powerful elf queen Galadriel.
The series will take place thousands of years before the events of Peter Jackson’s trilogy in a period known as The Second Age which saw both the rise and fall of the Dark Lord Sauron.
"These exceptionally talented women and men are more than just our actors," aid joint showrunners J.D Payne and Patrick McKay in a statement.
"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."
Filming is due to begin next month in New Zealand for an expected release date of sometime in 2021.