Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Series Adds 20 New Cast Including Peter Mullen, Benjamin Walker, And Peter Tait

Amazon Studios has announced 20 new casts that it will be adding to its upcoming Lord of the Rings series. 

The new additions include Westworld’s Peter Mullan, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’s Benjamin Walker, and Lord of the Rings alum Peter Tait. They will be joining the Amazon Prime Video series along with Lloyd Owen, Lenny Henrym Augustus Prew, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Simon Merrells, Maxim Baldry, Ian Blackburn, Kip Chapman, Anthony Crum, Maxine Cunliffe, Trystan Gravelle, Thusitha Jayasundera, Fabian McCallum, Geoff Morrell, Alex Tarrant, Leon Wadman, Sara Zwangobani. 

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Peter Mullan in Westworld.

Of the many actors mentioned above, Blackburn, Chapman, Crum, Cunliffe, Tait, Tarrant and Wadham are native New Zealand actors while the rest hail from a number of other countries including Australia, Sri Lanka, the UK, and the US.

Not much information is given about the characters the actors will be playing. 

The world that J.R.R. Tolkien created is epic, diverse, and filled with heart,” says showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. 

“These extraordinarily talented performers, hailing from across the globe, represent the culmination of a multi-year search to find brilliant and unique artists to bring that world to life anew. The international cast of Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series is more than just an ensemble. It is a family. We are thrilled to welcome each of them to Middle-earth.”

The new cast members will join previously announced cast including Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, and Morfydd Clark.

Amazon’s TV adaptation of Lord of the Rings will explore new storylines prior to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring and is set in Middle-earth. It is expected to debut sometime in 2021 or 2022