Amazon’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Adaptation Gets Big Casting Update
Amazon has just released a major update to their ambitious prequel to The Lord of the Rings with an update regarding many of the key players in the show’s cast. So far, fifteen major roles out of presumed cast of thousands have been found.
Amazon made the official announcement through their Twitter page for The Lord of the Rings. The chain starts with the following message and gets more detailed if you follow the link below:
A grand journey is defined by its travelers. Meet the first members of our fellowship. #LOTRonPrime. A THREAD.
— The Lord of the Rings on Prime (@LOTRonPrime) January 14, 2020
Amazon revealed that the core cast, in alphabetical order by last name, is as follows: Robert Armayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Hovarth, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman.
Since a number of these actors are relatively unknown, here is an image compiling what each actor looks like, along with their role where that information is applicable:
— Lothiril (@Lothiril) January 14, 2020
Developed by Amazon, Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, and the Tolkien Estate, The Lord of the Rings covers an original story that goes beyond the events shown in the books themselves to tell a new tale set in the Second Age, before the rise of Sauron and the War of the Last Alliance that serve as the prologue to the film adaptation of The Fellowship of the Ring (itself based on Tolkien’s written lore). JD Payne and Patrick McKay will serve as showrunners, with assistance from Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman. J. A. Bayona will direct the first two episodes of the series.
Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings is in development, with the tech giant hoping that the first season of the series arrives before the end of 2021. A second season has also been ordered, with Amazon reportedly having plans for five seasons in total, and room for potential spin-offs.
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