Amazon's Lord of the Rings Series Casts Will Poulter in Leading Role

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings television series has cast Will Poulter in an unspecified leading role, according to Variety.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 09: Will Poulter during the EE BAFTA Film Awards nominations announcement held at BAFTA on January 9, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

Observant cinema fans may recognize Poulter from his roles in Midsommar, game developer Colin Ritman in Netflix’s choose-your-own-adventure movie Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, as Gally from the Maze Runner franchise, Bridger in the Revenant, and the Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

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Amazon is staying silent on the exact nature of who or what Poulter will be playing, Variety reports. It's been rumored that Amazon may focus on a young Aragorn, roughly 100 years before the events of Peter Jackson's film trilogy.

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series, which is confirmed to be set in the Second Age, well before the events of the Fellowship of the Ring, has already cast actress Markella Kavanagh. The behind-the-scenes production crew includes Game of Thrones and Star Wars filmmakers such as director J.A. Bayona (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), executive producer Belén Atienza (Pan’s Labyrinth), Lindsey Weber (10 Cloverfield Lane), Bruce Richmond (Game of Thrones), Gene Kelly (Boardwalk Empire) and Sharon Tal Yguado.

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For more updates on Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series, make sure to check out our hub page. IGN has further details on how long season 1 will be, the status of Orlando Bloom possibly making a cameo, and more.

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