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Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ finds mysterious lead in Will Poulter

Poulter has snagged a leading role, but nothing is known about his character. 🤔
 

More news out of Middle-earth!

Will Poulter has been cast as one of the leads in the new Lord of the Rings television series being produced by Amazon, according to a report from Variety.

Along with the vague plot, Amazon is keeping Poulter’s character a mystery for the time being, so it’s hard to know what to expect from his character at this point.

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The little that’s known about the show thus far is which era of Middle-earth will be depicted. Amazon announced in March that the series will center around the Second Age of Tolkien’s world — which is notable as it’s during this time that Sauron begins his rise in power.

Poulter should be a familiar face to YA book fans. He’s already been in a couple popular book-to-movie franchises including, the third Chronicles of Narnia film, ‘Voyage of the Dawn Treader’, as well as a leading role in The Maze Runner movies. Most recently, Poulter starred in ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ at the end of last year.

Australian actress Markella Kavenagh is also in talks to star in the Lord of the Rings series, according to Variety.