'LORD OF THE RINGS'
TV SERIES CASTS NEW ACTORS
I haven't given you any updates on Amazon's upcoming new epic TV series based on famous LORD OF THE RINGS, but now we have more casting announcements: two actors whom we've watched recently on BBC,
Joseph Mawle from Troy Fall of the City (as the villain called Oren) and Years and Years Maxim Baldry have joined Will Poulter (who will play a hero called Beldor) and Markella Kavenagh (as Tyra) in the series which will begin shooting soon at New Zealand. Set in Middle Earth the series will bring new stories dating from the time before Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring during the Second Age which was the time in which the Rings of Power, including Sauron’s One Ring, were created. J.A. Bayona has been set as the director of the series which is expected to have five seasons with the first two (with costs estimated to be close to $500 million) already ordered ahead of the shooting. The first season will have an unusually big number of twenty episodes! The producers will have to stick to
Tolkien's mythology faithfully as Tolkien's Estate, according to contract, can veto all the ideas that are not in keeping with it. The pilot episode should air sometime in 2021, so you will have to be very, very patient.
|Maxim Baldry will take one of the roles
|Joseph Mawle will take the role of the lead villain Oren
LEE PACE TO LEAD
ASIMOV'S FOUNDATION SAGA!
Speaking of massive fantasy sagas, Apple has just found lead stars for its TV series adaptation of Isaac Asimov's famous sf classic FOUNDATION
The ten episode series will be toplined by Lee Pace and Jared Harris in a story about a band of exiles who discover that the only way to save the Galactic Empire from destruction is to defy it. As Deadline reports, Lee Pace will portray Brother Day, the current Emperor of the Galaxy, while Jared Harris will play Hari Seldon, a mathematical genius who predicts the demise of the empire. David Goyer (Da Vinci's Demons) is serving as the show runner and executive producer as well. This comes after rumours that Apple has already invested close to $250 million into their sf series SEE which launches their streaming service next week and has the second season already ordered!
|Lee Place will rule the Galaxy in the new series