The Lord of the Rings forged is filling up. Amazon Prime Video has introduced 20 new additions to its Lord of the Rings prequel collection, together with Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Power), Maxim Baldry (Years and Years), newcomer Ian Blackburn, Kip Chapman (Top of the Lake), Anthony Crum (The Wilds), Maxine Cunliffe (Power Rangers Megaforce), Trystan Gravelle (The Terror), Sir Lenny Henry (Tiswas), Thusitha Jayasundera (Doctor Foster), Fabian McCallum (You, Me & The Apocalypse), Simon Merrells (Spartacus), Geoff Morrell (Grassroots), Peter Mullan (My Name Is Joe), Lloyd Owen (Apollo 18), Augustus Prew (The Morning Show), Peter Tait (LOTR: Return of the King), Alex Tarrant (800 Words), Leon Wadham (Go Girls), Benjamin Walker (Jessica Jones), and Sara Zwangobani (Disgrace).
“The world that J.R.R. Tolkien created is epic, diverse, and filled with heart,” Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings showrunners and govt producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay stated in a ready assertion. “These extraordinarily talented performers, hailing from across the globe, represent the culmination of a multi-year search to find brilliant and unique artists to bring that world to life anew. The international cast of Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series is more than just an ensemble. It is a family. We are thrilled to welcome each of them to Middle-earth.”
The 20 new forged members be a part of the 15 beforehand introduced: Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman.
Behind the scenes, Payne and McKay are additionally serving as govt producers alongside J.A. Bayona (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) who directed the primary two episodes of The Lord of the Rings’ 20-episode first season, Bayona’s inventive companion Belén Atienza, Lindsey Weber (10 Cloverfield Lane), Bruce Richmond (Game of Thrones), Callum Greene (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), Sharon Tal Yguado, Gennifer Hutchison (Breaking Bad), Jason Cahill (The Sopranos), and Justin Doble (Stranger Things).
Set within the Second Age of Middle-earth (the fictional fantasy world created by writer J.R.R. Tolkien), Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings takes place a whole bunch of hundreds of years earlier than the occasions of the primary The Lord of the Rings film.
The Amazon collection had paused manufacturing in March as a result of COVID-19, as did everybody globally, and it resumed filming again in September. COVID-19 did not really have an effect on The Lord of the Rings as a result of it had deliberate to take a break of 4 to 5 months after the primary two episodes anyway. The pandemic basically introduced that ahead, with Payne and McKay utilizing the compelled time without work set to work on scripts for season 2, as that they had deliberate to do.
Amazon hopes to have The Lord of the Rings prequel collection on the air in 2021.