Ready to journey back to Middle Earth? Amazon’s big-budget TV adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy novels, Lord of the Rings, has found its stars. Following Will Poulter’s departure from the series, Game of Thrones alum Robert Aramayo has signed on to star alongside a handful of other actors, including Ema Horvath, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Daniel Weyman, Ian Blackburn, Kip Chapman, Thusitha Jayasundera, Fabian McCallum, Peter Tait, Alex Tarrant, Leon Wadham, and Sara Zwangobani.
Although most details regarding the new characters set to anchor the fantasy series are being kept under wraps, we do know who will be playing them and a little about what they’ll be getting up to. The series will explore Middle Earth before Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring, with the show’s official Twitter account hinting that it’ll take place during the Second Age. In Tolkien’s mythology, the Second Age is when the Rings of Power came into existence, a few thousand years before Aragorn (the heir to the kingdom of men in The Lord of the Rings, played by Viggo Mortensen) was even born.
The series is being developed by JD Payne and Patrick McKay, with Game of Thrones alum Bryan Cogman joining as a consultant for the production. Filming in New Zealand is currently underway with the first season’s premiere currently slated for late 2021 or 2022. Keep reading to see the full cast!