Not long after Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series lost its lead in Will Poulter (Black Mirror: Bandersnatch), they announced that they have found a new lead and it is none other than Robert Aramayo who played young Ned Stark in Game of Thrones.
According to Deadline, Poulter was originally in talks to play the young hero named Beldor, until recently when he had to exit the project due to scheduling conflicts. This is largely due to the four-to-five-month hiatus the show will be going on after it is done filming the first two episodes of Season one, so as to allow the producers to evaluate the footage they have so far and work on scripts for Season two.
The Lord of the Rings TV series will explore a new storyline and is set before J.R.R Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. The series will be produced by Amazon Studios with J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay of Star Trek fame developing the story alongside director J.A. Bayona and his producing partner Belen Atienza.
Aramayo, who will be taking on the role of Beldor, played Young Ned Stark on seasons six and seven of HBO’s massive fantasy blockbuster series Game of Thrones and will also be making an appearance in the upcoming action prequel to Kingsman, The King’s Man.
Though no casting has been officially confirmed, Aramayo will most probably be starring alongside fellow Game of Thrones alum Joseph Mawle who will be playing a villain named Oren, and Morfydd Clark (His Dark Materials) who will be playing a younger Galadriel.
A premiere date for the TV series has yet to be announced.