‘Lord Of The Rings’: Amazon Studios Sets Series Cast

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Amazon Studios at TCA today announced the first group of regulars set to star in their adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings series. The cast officially includes 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. Cameras roll next month. Table reads in New Zealand are already underway.

It was previously reported that Horvath, Kavenagh and Mawle boarded the series, but Amazon never confirmed them. The studio made it official today that the trio were indeed part of the cast. Will Poulter, who had joined The Lord of the Rings TV series in September, exited last month due to scheduling conflicts.

 
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Amazon Studios at TCA today announced the first group of regulars set to star in their adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings series. The cast officially includes 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. Cameras roll next month. Table reads in New Zealand are already underway.
“We still have a few key roles to cast,” said Amazon Co-head of TV Vernon Sanders at TCA this afternoon. Together with Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke and co-head of TV and COO Albert Cheng, they weren’t ready to give up who exactly these actors would be playing in the new series.

Said McKay and Payne: “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. 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.”


 

Donos

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Nov 15, 2017
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These shows need every penny for the cgi/costumes, so not a star filled cast was expected.
 

Wracu

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With how much money they've spent and how meticulously they seem to be preparing for this, I wonder what kind of viewership they're going to be expecting.
 

Blue Skies

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they actually cast a latino?

I guess I have to watch now. was expecting vanilla ice cream with a side of mayo
 

FeD

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Really looking forward to this.

Looking forward to see what these actor's can bring to the table. Robert Aramayo is the only one I'm familiar with due to GoT, and he really nailed a young Sean Bean played Ned.
 

JeTmAn

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Oct 25, 2017
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Unknowns, yes please. Just give us good actors and let them play.

Oh, Will Poulter was going to be in it? Too bad, I'm digging his recent roles. Young Eustace has come a long way.
 
Aramayo and Mawle I know from Game of Thrones.

Boniadi has been in a few things, though she attracted the most attention for going public about her interactions with Scientology when she was being vetted as a wife for Tom Cruise.
 
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Finally, Black people in live action LOTR. Only took ~20 years from Fellowship and 6 live action movies to get there.
 

Duxxy3

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I'm good with new faces, even though I've seen a few of them. But still... this clip fits so well.

 

Rodney McKay

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Almost no one I've seen before, good!

I appreciate giving lesser know actors more opportunities and not seeing all the same faces in everything I watch.
 

Slayven

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That is actually a great looking cast, I might ctually watch it now. I love Fantasy is getting a little color in it
 

JaredG

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I'm surprised they didn't grab any big names but I'm kinda glad they didn't. Also, didn't LOTR only have like 2 women in it? Are they adding original female characters or did they change the gender for some established characters? I'm in favor of either tbh.
 
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I'm surprised they didn't grab any big names but I'm kinda glad they didn't. Also, didn't LOTR only have like 2 women in it? Are they adding original female characters or did they change the gender for some established characters? I'm in favor of either tbh.
This is set in the Second Age and there are a lot of Numenorean queens and other key women during this Age.
 
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Oh lol. I haven't been following this so i thought it was just another adaptation of the books. Interesting.
It was originally thought to be a young Aragorn series, but that idea was seemingly abandoned early on, and Amazon acquired the rights to Second Age material from the Tolkien Estate. This show will most likely see the rise and fall of Sauron post-War of Wrath as the overarching narrative, with a focus on the normal inhabitants of Middle-earth and Numenor dealing with it.
 

DvergrBlod

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Only thing cast is lacking is age diversity. Needs more older people.

Nevertheless, looks very intriguing and can't wait to hear what kind of characters these people portray.