Chubby-faced cherub Will Poulter, of Midsommar and The Maze Runner fame, is signing up to hunt the ring across Middle Earth.  He will take an as-yet unconfirmed leading role the Amazon Lord Of The Rings series.

Australian actress Markella Kavenagh was in talks for a role in the series but her casting is still yet to be confirmed.

JD Payne and Patrick McKay are showrunners.  Game Of Thrones producer Bryan Cogman signed on as a consulting producer and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Director J.A. Bayona is set to lens multiple episodes.

The series will be set during Middle Earth’s Second Age and at a time approximately three millennia before the events of The Lord Of The Rings.

The first season of twenty episodes will screen late in 2020.

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