Lord of the Rings: Amazon officially confirms cast for the first season

After months of silence and speculation, the Lord of the Rings cast has been officially confirmed by Amazon. Here’s who will be in the first season.

We finally have officially news on the cast of the Lord of the Rings series coming to Amazon next year. After months of speculation, Amazon announced at the winter TCAs 2020 that Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, and Robert Aramayo are definitely part of the series.

The three had been announced, but never confirmed. Originally, Midsommar‘s Will Poulter was part of the casting but stepped away in December due to scheduling conflicts. Aramayo has taken over the lead role in the series, making him the second Game of Thrones actor announced in the show.

While at the TCAs, Amazon also shared a few other names as part of the first group of regulars on Lord of the Rings. Owain Arthur, Tom Budge, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Nazanin Boniadi, Ema Horvath, Morfydd Clark, Sophia Nomvete, Charlie Vickers, Daniel Weyman, Megan Richards, and Tyroe Muhafidin have also been confirmed.

Table reads are currently underway in New Zealand, with filming set to begin next month. Fans will remember that the first two episodes had been filmed but halted after Amazon gave the series a second season. This would allow everyone to get on the same page, and it will now allow for reshoots to the series for the change in lead.

There are still some key roles to cast, according to Deadline. What’s not clear is who will play the various roles and which roles are still open for casting. It sounds like there are some ideaas of actors if the project is right and schedules line up.

It’s certainly exciting news for a series that has been pretty much happening behind the scenes recently. With 20 episodes set for the first season and a second season already confirmed, any news is a great addition right now.

What do you hope to see in Lord of the Rings? Who are you excited to see on the screen? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Lord of the Rings will be out on Amazon Prime Video sometime in 2021.