Amazon’s multi-season ‘The Lord of the Rings’ television series may be getting its first cast member: Markella Kavenagh. She is in talks to play a role simply known as Tyra.
Kavenagh was recently in last year’s miniseries ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock.’ Other credits include the Australian series ‘Romper Stomper’ and BBC One’s miniseries ‘The Cry.’ Next, she will appear in Justin Kurzel’s ‘True History of the Kelly Gang,’ which will be premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival this year.
Back in March, the Twitter account for the series gave this post as a clue for what the show will entail:
— The Lord of the Rings on Prime (@LOTRonPrime) March 7, 2019
Another tweet linked the map with the caption “Welcome to the Second Age.” In the Tolkien mythology, the Second Age was the time in which the Rings of Power, including Sauron’s One Ring, came into existence.
Moreover, JD Payne and Patrick McKay (‘Star Trek Beyond,’ ‘Jungle Cruise’) lead the writers room for the series. Bryan Cogman (‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘The Sword in the Stone’) and Gennifer Hutchison (‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Better Call Saul’) are also part of the room.
Additionally, J.A. Bayona (‘A Monster Calls,’ ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’) is onboard to direct the first two episodes.
Further, the series will likely return to New Zealand for filming, like the original ‘Rings’ films and the ‘Hobbit’ trilogy. The budget for the entire series may also be $1 billion.
However, there is currently no premiere date for the currently untitled series.