Game Of Thrones star Joseph Mawle has been cast in a lead role with Will Poulter, Maxim Baldry, and Markella Kavenagh in Amazon Studios’ extremely anticipated Lord of the Rings TV series. Mawie will be playing the role of a villain named Oren, while Poulter will play a character named Beldor, and Kavenagh is playing Tyra.
The series is being developed by writers JD Payne and Patrick McKay, while Game of Thrones alum Bryan Cogman will serve as a producer. J.A. Bayona is also set to direct multiple episodes.
Amazon has confirmed for five seasons of the series and they a budget of over a billion dollars bringing the story to life. The show’s official Twitter account sent out an image of a map teasing the setting along with 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,” as well as “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 being. It was also said that the movie could include the island of Numenor. The series is being shot in New Zealand.