Table reads are now underway in New Zealand, with filming set to begin next month.
If you've been keeping your ear to the ground, you know that Robert Aramayo (young Ned Stark on Game of Thrones), Joseph Mawle (Benjen Stark on Game of Thrones), and Morfydd Clark (whom you can see presently on Netflix's Dracula and HBO's His Dark Materials) will be headlining the cast.
Serving as executive producers alongside Payne and McKay are Lindsey Weber (10 Cloverfield Lane), Bruce Richmond (Game of Thrones), Gene Kelly (Boardwalk Empire), Sharon Tal Yguado, Gennifer Hutchison (Breaking Bad), Jason Cahill (The Sopranos), and Justin Doble (Stranger Things).
Those new additions include Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Ismael Cruz Cordova (The Mandalorian), Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomevete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman. These exceptionally talented men and women are not just actors: they are the new members of our growing creative family that is working tirelessly to bring Middle-earth to life for fans and audiences worldwide. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom helmer J.A. Bayona directs the first two episodes.
At the TCAs, Amazon made a decision to announced some of the first major details regarding their Lord of the Rings series.
In fact, the casting announcement for Amazon's "Lord of the Rings" was pretty light on details, aside from the names of the actors and not much else.
The untitled Lord of the Rings series has already been renewed for a second season and will hopefully premiere on Amazon Prime sometime in 2021.