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Will Poulter Bows Out of Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Series

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Will Poulter Bows Out of Amazon

Will Poulter moves away from Amazon's Lord of the Rings series

The Hollywood Reporter The forthcoming adaptation of Amazon's Lord of the Rings series hit an obstacle when Will Poulter of The Maze Runner stepped out of his regular role on the series due to scheduling conflicts. Sources report that a deal was never officially closed with the actor and that his cast was never confirmed by the streaming service.

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Details are being kept confidential for most of the cast of the series, but he is expected to star in Game of Thrones Joseph Mawle, Years and Years Maxim Baldry and Markella Kavenagh.

After filming the first two episodes of the first season, which are being directed by JA Bayona (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), the series will have a 4-5 month hiatus for the screenwriting room to begin mapping out season two and assessing footage to see what might need to change or improve.

Amazon acquired global TV rights to the fantasy series in November 2017, which included a multi-season commitment to the LOTR series, along with a potential derivative series, although sources report that the streaming service still needs to receive signal. green every season in a row.

Set in Middle-earth, the television adaptation will explore new stories prior to J.R.R. Tolkien's Ring Society. More details about the plot of the series are still being kept confidential. Production is expected to begin in 2020 and will be filmed in New Zealand, at the same location as the franchise.

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The long-awaited Lord of the Rings series will be set in the Second Age. This puts approximately 3,000 years of history between the series and the beginning of The Lord of the Rings. Casual fans may not realize it, but the Jackson Sisterhood of Rings really portrayed the end. from the Second Age, when the last alliance of elves and men confronted Sauron's forces. The Second Age covered almost 3,441 years and began after the banishment of Morgoth, the dark lord before Sauron. There is much potential for history at this time, including the rise of Sauron, the creation of the One Ring, and the rise of the Ringwraiths.

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Juan Antonio (J.A.) Bayonne (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, The Orphanage, The Impossible) will direct the first two episodes of The Lord of the Rings TV series at Amazon Studios and will also produce executive alongside his production partner Belén Atienza. JD Payne and Patrick McKay are the series' executive and executive producers, along with Lindsey Weber (10 Cloverfield Lane), Bruce Richmond (Game of Thrones), Gene Kelly (Boardwalk Empire), Sharon Tal Yguado, Gennifer Hutchison (Breaking Bad) , Jason Cahill (The Sopranos) and Justin Doble (Stranger Things).

The Lord of the Rings series is produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema. The premiere is scheduled for 2021.

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