Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming Lord Of The Rings TV series has finally found an actor to replace Will Poulter. Following Poulter’s abrupt scheduling conflicts-related exit, Game Of Thrones star Robert Aramayo has joined the cast as Beldor, the lead role.
As well as playing young Ned Stark in HBO’s fantasy series, Aramayo is also known for playing convicted serial killer Elmer Wayne Henley in Mindhunter. He will next appear in Antebellum, an upcoming horror film written and Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, alongside the likes of Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange, Jena Malone, Kiersey Clemons and Gabourey Sidibe.
The Lord Of The Rings series also stars Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle and Maxim Baldry in confirmed roles, and Morfydd Clark as young Galadriel.
Set in Middle-earth, the Lord Of The Rings series will take place during the Second Age, more than 3,000 years before the start of Tolkien’s The Fellowship Of The Ring, and will explore new storylines and characters.
Lindsey Weber, Bruce Richmond, Gene Kelly, and Amazon’s former head of genre programming Sharon Tal Yguado serve as the show’s executive producers. Gennifer Hutchison, Jason Cahill and Justin Doble are set to write and EP. Stephany Folsom is the series’ consulting producer, Ron Ames is a producer, Helen Shang will write and co-produce, and Glenise Mullins will serve as a writing consultant. J.A. Bayona will also executive produce along with his partner Belén Atienza.
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