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Amazon's The Lord of the Rings TV Series Cast

Amazon Nabs the First 2 Cast Members For Its Lord of the Rings TV Series

Will Poulter is going from Narnia to Middle Earth. According to Variety, the actor has been tapped for a lead role in Amazon's big-budget TV adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novels, Lords of the Rings. The Black Mirror: Bandersnatch actor joins previously announced cast member Markella Kavenagh, who was revealed to be in talks with Amazon back in July.

While Poulter and Kavenagh's roles in the upcoming fantasy series are being kept under wraps (although Kavenagh is rumoured to be playing a character named Tyra), we do know a little about the story behind the Lord of the Rings series. The series will explore Middle Earth before Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring, with the show's official Twitter account hinting that it'll take place during the Second Age. In Tolkien's mythology, the Second Age is when the Rings of Power came into existence, a few thousand years before Aragorn (the heir to the kingdom of men in The Lord of the Rings, played by Viggo Mortensen) was even born.

The series is being developed by JD Payne and Patrick McKay, with Game of Thrones alum Bryan Cogman signing on as a consultant for the production. Keep an eye out for more cast additions as development moves along!

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