As the streaming wars heat up, Amazon is betting big on The Lord of the Rings. The company is spending hundreds of millions of dollars developing a prequel series set long before the events of the movies. This series will be set in the Second Age of Middle-earth, an important time that literally reshaped the face of the planet.
And now casting news is pouring in on the show, with Game of Thrones’ Benjen Stark, Joseph Mawle, hired to play — it seems — the series’ villain. Will Poulter, will play protagonist Beldor and Markella Kavenagh has been cast as Tyra.