As you may have heard, Amazon Prime Video have been working on an all-new Lord of The Rings-based series now for a while and today we get a better understanding of the cast involved but, as of yet, we don’t know who (or what?) they’ll be playing in a whole-new-Middle Earth-world, inspired by the works of Tolkien.
What’s important to note is the fact these folks will regulars, seemingly covering a multi-generational faction – and I definitely don’t know all of these names – I like the fact that there’s a lot of great up and coming talent here. Whilst it’s good to recognise big names, I find they’re a distraction when creating something new, not to say they won’t turn up in future announcements!
Enough of the waffle, get ready to expect: Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman.
What we do know is that Season One will be 8-episodes, that it’s led by showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay; alongside J.A. Bayona, who is directing the first two episodes and serving as executive producer, alongside his partner Belén Atien.
Lord of the Rings, the series, beings production in February and will be focusing on the world preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring.