See All the Actors Headed to Middle-Earth For Amazon's Upcoming Lord of the Ring Series

Jan 13 2021 - 10:45am

Ready to journey back to Middle-earth? Amazon's big-budget TV adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novels, Lord of the Rings [1], has found its stars. Following Will Poulter's departure from the series, Game of Thrones alum Robert Aramayo has signed on to star [2] alongside a handful of other actors, including Ema Horvath, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Daniel Weyman, Ian Blackburn, Kip Chapman, Thusitha Jayasundera, Fabian McCallum, Peter Tait, Alex Tarrant, Leon Wadham, and Sara Zwangobani.

Although most details regarding the new characters set to anchor the fantasy series are being kept under wraps, we do know who will be playing them and a little about what they'll be getting up to [3]. The series will explore Middle-earth before Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring, with the show's official Twitter account hinting [4] 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 [5]) was even born.

The series is being developed by JD Payne and Patrick McKay, with Game of Thrones alum Bryan Cogman joining as a consultant for the production. Filming in New Zealand is currently underway with the first season's premiere currently slated for late 2021 or 2022. Keep reading to see the full cast!

Sir Lenny Henry

The famed British comedian was revealed to have joined the cast along with 20 others.

Tom Budge

The Proposition actor is set to star on the show.

Geoff Morrell

The Grassroots actor joined the cast [7] on Dec. 3, 2020.

Markella Kavenagh

Kavenagh, who was revealed to be in talks with Amazon back in July [8], has signed on to costar as Tyra, who seems to be Baldor's companion of sorts.

Augustus Prew

Into the Dark's Prew joined the cast with 20 other actors.

Daniel Weyman

The Very English Scandal actor is confirmed for the series.

Simon Merrells

The Knightfall actor has officially joined the cast.

Morfydd Clark

The actress, who recently appeared on HBO's His Dark Materials, will star on the show.

Nazanin Boniadi

The Hotel Mumbai actress will star on the show.

Peter Mullan

The Westworld actor will star on the show.

Joseph Mawle

The English star previously appeared in Game of Thrones as Benjen Stark [9], but now it seems he's trading Westeros for Middle-earth to play the show's main villain, Oren, per Deadline [10].

Maxim Baldry

The Years and Years actor has been cast in an unknown role.

Robert Aramayo

The Game of Thrones alum will star as Beldor, after Will Poulter dropped out of the series due to scheduling conflicts [11].

Lloyd Owen

Amazon announced Owen's casting along with 20 other actors [12] on Dec. 3, 2020.

Owain Arthur

The actor, who recently starred on the miniseries A Confession, will be a part of the new series.

Benjamin Walker

Walker was among the 20 new cast members [13] revealed on Dec. 3, 2020.

Cynthia Addai-Robinson

Addai-Robinson is going from Power to Middle-earth.

Ismael Cruz Córdova

The Undoing actor has signed on for the project.

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