Deadline is reporting that actor Robert Aramayo has landed the lead role of Beldor in Amazon’s upcoming live-action Lord of The Rings series, he takes over the role from Will Poulter (Midsommar, The Revenant, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch), who exited the project recently.
Game of Thrones alum Robert Aramayo has been tapped for the lead in Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings TV series, I have learned. He replaces Will Poulter, who had been in negotiations for the young hero role, referred to as Beldor, until he recently exited the project due to scheduling conflicts.
Robert is best known for playing a young Ned Stark in HBO’s Game of Thrones and most recently had a small role in Netflix’s Mindhunter, he also has a role in The King’s Man which will be released in September.
Lord of The Rings returns to New Zealand as there is talk of them filming in Auckland and remains to be seen if Weta Workshop and Weta Digital will be returning after creating the world of Middle-Earth for the Peter Jackson trilogies.
The new series will tackle the Second Age of Middle-Earth, which takes place thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit/Lord of The Rings.
This era includes the forging of the Rings of Power and the fall of Sauron.
Filming is expected to begin soon as more casting announcements are expected to be announced in the coming days/weeks.
Weta had been working on Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop, which was also shooting Auckland before the filming went on hiatus after John Cho injury halted production for months.
Jurassic Work: Fallen Kingdom director J.A. Bayona is set to direct the first couple of episodes.
The first season of Lord of The Rings is said to have a massive 20-episodes and it’s expected that Amazon will pursue 5-6 seasons.