With Amazon Prime Video currently at work on its hugely anticipated Lord of the Rings TV series, the show was recently dealt a blow by Will Poulter having to drop out of the small screen offering due to a scheduling conflict. Now though, Poulter’s replacement has been found.
Via Deadline, Will Poulter’s lead role of Beldor has been given to Robert Aramayo. For you Game of Thrones fans out there, you’ll instantly recognise Aramayo as the show’s younger version of Ned Stark.
In this to-be-titled Lord of the Rings series, Robert Aramayo will be joining Maxim Baldry, Joseph Mawle, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, and Morfydd Clark. The majority of the cast’s roles are being kept hush-hush right now – although we do know that Clark will be playing a young Galadriel.
From what we know about the show at this early stage, it will be set in the Second Age and thus will be a precursor to what we’ve seen on the silver screen in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.
Production is due to get underway on this series later this year, and filming will actually take place in the same New Zealand locations used in Jackson’s movies.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s J.A. Bayona is on board to direct the first two episodes of this Lord of the Rings show, with Star Trek: Beyond writers JD Payne and Patrick McKay serving as showrunners.
All being well, expect to see this Lord of the Rings offering land on Amazon Prime Video at some point in 2021.