20 at once: Amazon announced several new cast members for the new “Lord of the Rings” series.
Actors are growing in the new Amazon Prime Video’s “The Lord of the Rings” series: The streaming provider has announced 20 new names that will be featured in the series – a colorful mix of established and emerging actors in five different countries.
New on board: Cynthia Addai Robinson (Accountant), Maxim Baldre, Ian Blackburn, Cape Chapman, Anthony Crum, Maxine Cunliffe, Tristan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Thesetha Jayasundera, Fabian McCallum, Simon Merrills (“Good Omens”), Geoff Morrell, Peter Mullan (“Ozark”), Lloyd Owen, Augustus Brio (“Kick ass 2”Peter Tate, Alex Tarrant, Leon Edham, Benjamin Walker, Sarah Zwangupani.
Previously known is the lead actor consisting of Robert Aramayo, Owen Arthur, Nazanin Bunyadi, Tom Badge, Morphed Clark, Ismail Cruz Cordova, Emma Horvath, Marquilla Caveena, Joseph Mauley, Tero Mohaveden, Sophia Numvit, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith and Daniel Wyman .
Filming has already begun
Filming for the series was supposed to begin in February. But the Corona pandemic has thwarted these plans, as is the case with many products. In July, the government in New Zealand relaxed Corona measures, and filming has been in full swing since then.
The Lord of the Rings series, adapted from the legendary JRR Tolkien fantasy novels (1892-1973), does not yet have an official name. It is unclear which major story will be the focus of the Second Age of Middle Earth, which will span several thousand years. The series begins before Tolkien’s “Companions”.