Poulter Joins Amazon’s “Lord of the Rings” Series

Poulter Joins Amazons Lord Of The Rings Series

“Midsommar” and “The Maze Runner” actor Will Poulter has been cast in one of the lead roles in Amazon’s upcoming “Lord of the Rings” TV series.

The casting follows on from a report back in July that Australian actress Markella Kavenagh was in talks for a role in the series. Specifics of either character are under wraps.

JD Payne and Patrick McKay are developing the series with “Game of Thrones” producer Bryan Cogman signed on as a consulting producer and J.A. Bayona set to direct multiple episodes.

The series will be set during Middle Earth’s Second Age and at a time approximately three millennia before the events of “The Lord of the Rings”. The first season is said to consist of twenty episodes.

Source: Variety