At long last, the cast of Amazon’s Lord Of The Rings series has been announced. The studio’s big-budget adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s books will be played by a number of old and new faces.
As previously reported, Game Of Thrones’ Robert Aramayo and Joseph Mawle have left The Seven Kingdoms for Middle-Earth. Aramayo’s character has yet to be disclosed but co-star Mawle will play Oren.
Joining them are Markella Kavenagh (Romper Stomper) and Morfydd Clark who is confirmed to play Galadriel.
Speaking about casting, showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay said: “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.”
Other confirmed stars include Owain Arthur (Hard Sun), Nazanin Boniadi (How I Met Your Mother), Tom Budge (Judy and Punch), Ismael Cruz Córdova (The Mandalorian), Ema Horvath (The Gallows Act II), Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards (Wanderlust), Dylan Smith (I Am The Night), Charlie Vickers (Medici) and Daniel Weyman (Where Hands Touch).
The TV series is set during the Second Age of Middle-earth and cameras are set to roll in February. The first two episodes will be directed by Fallen Kingdom’s J.A. Bayona.
Amazon’s Lord of The Rings has been widely anticipated but has yet to be given a premiere date.