The Lord of the Rings TV show from Amazon continues to take shape. Collider reports that Amazon has brought on English actor Maxim Baldry to play a “significant” role in the big-budget fantasy show.
Baldry, who was most recently seen on HBO’s Years and Years, is just the latest to join the cast of the Lord of the Rings show. Will Poulter (Midsommar, Bandersnatch) and Markella Kavenagh (Romper Stomper) are also reportedly lined up for roles in the show.
Officially, however, no announcements about the cast for Amazon’s Lord of the Rings show have been made as of yet.
Behind the camera, Amazon has assembled an all-star team of writers and producers. The writers room for the untitled Lord of the Rings show includes Gennifer Hutchinson (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul), Helen Shang (Hannibal), Justin Dohle (Stranger Things), Bryan Cogman (Game of Thrones), and Stephany Folsom (Toy Story 4).
J.A. Bayona, the director of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, is directing episodes one and two of the Lord of the Rings show.
Kate Hawley is the costume designer; she previously worked on Edge of Tomorrow and Suicide Squad. Rick Heinrichs, who won an Oscar for Sleepy Hollow and also worked on The Last Jedi, is the production designer; Jason Smith, who worked on The Revenant, Super 8, and The Avengers is the visual effects supervisor. Tolkien scholar Tom Shippey is also working on the new Amazon show, as is Lord of the Rings movie trilogy illustrator and concept artist John Howe.
The Amazon show also has numerous producers, including people who have worked on Westworld, Boardwalk Empire, 10 Cloverfield Lane, and The Departed.
The Lord of the Rings TV show takes place during the Second Age, but there is no word on any of the characters who might appear in it or by what means the show will handle its time period.
In other news, a new Lord of the Rings video game focused on Gollum is in development at Daedalic Entertainment, while a AAA online Lord of the Rings game is also on the way.
For more on Lord of the Rings, check out the latest episode of True Fiction in which we examine how World War I inspired The Lord of the Rings–watch it in the embed above.
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