Lord of the Rings Amazon series casts 20 actors

Cynthia Addai-Robinson Lord of the RingsThe Lord of the Rings prequel series on Amazon has just added 20 new members to its ever-growing cast.

According to a report by Variety, the new additions are:

Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Maxim Baldry, Ian Blackburn, Kip Chapman, Anthony Crum, Maxine Cunliffe, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Thusitha Jayasundera, Fabian McCallum, Simon Merrells, Geoff Morrell, Peter Mullan, Lloyd Owen, Augustus Prew, Peter Tait, Alex Tarrant, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, and Sara Zwangobani.

The cast is notably from different parts of the globe with kiwis Blackburn, Chapman, Crum, Cunliffe, Tait, Tarrant, and Wadham while the other cast members come from Australia, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

They will be joining previously announced cast members obert 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.

Lord of the Rings showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay shared this statement about the casting:

“The world that J.R.R. Tolkien created is epic, diverse, and filled with heart…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.”

Payne and McKay will write the series while Game of Thrones veteran Bryan Cogman will be a consulting producer on the project with J.A. Bayona set to direct multiple episodes.

The Lord of the Rings series will be set during the Second Age of Middle Earth, before the events of The Fellowship of the Ring, and a period during which the Rings of Power, including an infamous One Ring, first came into existence.

Watch this space for more updates on Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series.