Tolkien fans everywhere have been counting down the years (three years, so far, to be exact) until they’d receive more info about the new Lord of the Rings show that Amazon Prime is adapting, and we finally have some news! Twenty actors’ names have just been announced for the cast.
According to Variety:
The new additions are: Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Maxim Baldry, Ian Blackburn, Kip Chapman, Anthony Crum, Maxine Cunliffe, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Thusitha Jayasundera, Fabian McCallum, Simon Merrells, Geoff Morrell, Peter Mullan, Lloyd Owen, Augustus Prew, Peter Tait, Alex Tarrant, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, and Sara Zwangobani.
This list of actors will join the cast members that had been previously announced earlier this year: “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.”
As of now, we don’t have much insight into what the new glimpse into Middle-earth will entail, however we do know that the events in Amazon’s new Lord of the Rings show will take place in the Second Age, whereas the events of The Lord of the Rings trilogy is set during the Third Age. Therefore, we can expect this prequel of sorts to venture into the lore of the Rings of Power in more depth. I know, I know… I’m freaking out too!
Filming for Amazon’s Lord of the Rings has resumed after temporarily shutting down due to COVID-19, and it was confirmed that Middle-earth is, indeed, being portrayed by the gorgeous and picturesque backdrop that is its original setting in Peter Jackson’s trilogy: New Zealand. Now that the twenty names have been revealed, one can only surmise that we may finally be zeroing in on the release of the new interpretation of Tolkien’s legendarium itself.
We’ve endured many arduous years of waiting, and finally things are looking hopeful! Perhaps soon we will have more news of Amazon’s new The Lord of the Rings show release date.
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