After months of speculation, Amazon has finally confirmed who the principal players in their Lord of the Rings series will be.
For the past number of months (and it feels longer), we’ve been eagerly looking for any scrap of information as to who will be cast in Amazon’s epic Lord of the Rings series set to take place in the Second Age of Middle-earth. At last, earlier today, Amazon finally let the world know who will be taking part in this new adventure.
Confirmed cast members for the series include Robert Aramayo (young Ned on Game of Thrones), Owain Arthur (The Palace, The Patrol), Nazanin Boniadi (Homeland, Hotel Mumbai), Tom Budge (The Pacific), Morfydd Clark (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), Ismael Cruz Córdova (The Mandalorian), Ema Horvath (The Gallows Act II), Markella Kavenagh (Romper Stomper), Joseph Mawle (Benjen Stark of Game of Thrones), Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers (Medici), Daniel Weyman (Gentleman Jack), and newcomer Tyroe Muhafidin.
There is still no confirmation on what roles any of these actors will be playing, though it is believed that Robert Aramayo will be the main star of the series.
“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,” series showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay said. “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.”
The untitled Lord of the Rings series has already been renewed for a second season and will hopefully premiere on Amazon Prime sometime in 2021.