The all new Lord of the Rings series follows the global success of the JRR Tolkien books and Hollywood films and fans are eager for the new series to be released.
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Two years ago Amazon announced it had won the rights to produce the series and fans have been eagerly awaiting news on the cast ever since.
It seems a full lineup will be released soon as the latest cast member was announced and according to Variety he is set to take a lead role.
However, it is unclear who exactly he will play as this is all being kept under wraps for now.
One of the star’s most recent roles is hotshot video game designer Colin Ritman in Black Mirror’s film adaptation Bandersnatch.
The star is best known for his film appearances such as in The Revenant and Detroit.
However, the show won’t be his first TV series as he stared in comedy series School of Comedy and Comedy Lab in his early career.
Amazon are yet to comment on the announcement but there has also been news Australian actress Markella Kavenagh was in talks for a role in the series as well.
While everything is strictly under wraps regarding the cast as of now, it has been reported by Variety that she would be playing a character named Tyra.
The series is being developed by JD Payne and Patrick McKay and Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman has taken a role as a consultant for the project.
J.A Bayona is set to direct a number of episodes in the new series, but little is known about what the series will entail.
For now fans know the series plot will explore new storylines prior to The Fellowship of the Ring.
Moreover, Amazon has revealed the time frame, and the series is set to take place in The Second age.
The official release date it yet to be announced and the first details surrounding the series emerged two years after Amazon won rights to produce the series.
The series is an Amazon Prime original so won’t appear on Netflix, Sky or Hulu.
Despite Amazon remaining largely tight-lipped on the series, several maps of the middle Earth were released online via Twitter earlier this year.
These maps showed a number of different fictional locations where the Lord of the Rings TV series will take place, including Númenor.
Moreover, The show’s official Twitter account recently sent out an image of a map along with the two messages: “One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them, In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie,”
The second read: “Welcome to the Second Age.” In the Tolkien mythology, the Second Age was the time in which the Rings of Power, including Sauron’s One Ring, came into existence.
Lord of the Rings TV series will be released on Amazon Prime in the future.