Amazon's LORD OF THE RINGS Cast Announced

Lawrence Kim
January 15, 2020

The regulars will include Robert Aramayo (Game Of Thrones), Owain Arthur (Babylon), Nazanin Boniadi (Homeland), Tom Budge (The Pacific), Morfydd Clark (Crawl), Ismael Cruz Córdova (Mary Queen Of Scots), Ema Horvath (The Gallows Act II), Markella Kavenagh (True History of the Kelly Gang), Joseph Mawle (Game Of Thrones), Dylan Smith (One Hour Photo), Charlie Vickers (Medici), Daniel Weyman (A Very English Scandal), as well as newcomers Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, and Megan Richards. Some names we already knew, but many we did not.

The Lord of the Rings remains a perennial favourite the world over, however.

Plans for the new series were first announced by Amazon Studios in November 2017, with USA entertainment trade website Deadline quoted as saying it understands that the global deal is "dwarfing any TV series pact to date with a whopping price tag attached". It was named Amazon customers' favourite book of the millennium in 1999 and Britain's best-loved novel of all time in BBC's the Big Read in 2003.

Phil Twyford, New Zealand's economic development minister, described the "ambitious production" as fantastic for the country, and said it would create jobs and significant overseas investment.

Salke confirmed that the table reads for the first few episodes have begun in New Zealand, and Cheng and Sanders, who just returned from visiting those table reads, shared new casting information for the series.

In statement released on Tuesday, showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay said: "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".

It feels like we've been hearing about Amazon's Lord of the Rings TV series for years now, with no updates on when we might actually get to watch it - until now. "This isn't all the cast - we still have a few key roles to cast - but we were there for the table read it was wonderful".

Full details on Amazon's Lord of the Rings series are now unknown, though it is reported to be before the events of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring during the Second Age of Middle-Earth.

The series is slated to cost NZ$1.3bn - making it the most expensive television show ever made.

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