13 Actors Who Could Play Young Aragorn
“As we searched for the location in which we could bring to life the primordial beauty of the Second Age of Middle-earth, we knew we needed to find somewhere majestic, with pristine coasts, forests, and mountains, that also is a home to world-class sets, studios, and highly skilled and experienced craftspeople and other staff. And we’re happy that we are now able to officially confirm New Zealand as our home for our series based on stories from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings,” said showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay in a statement. “We are grateful to the people and the government of New Zealand and especially Auckland for supporting us during this pre-production phase. The abundant measure of Kiwi hospitality with which they have welcomed us has already made us feel right at home, and we are looking forward to deepening our partnership in the years to come.”
New Zealand was also the site of filming for all three Lord of the Rings movies and the three Hobbit prequels. That suggests the prequel series will be sticking close to the films in terms of visual style.
At this point, very little is known about the series apart from the setting. The prequel series will take place during Middle-earth’s Second Age, thousands of years before the events of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogies. An earlier rumor suggested the series would focus on a young Aragorn.
Check out the video below for a breakdown of the key events in Middle-earth’s Second Age:
Only two cast members have been revealed so far. Markella Kavanagh was the first name to be revealed, while Will Poulter is reportedly playing a lead role in the series. In addition to Payne and McKay, the production team includes director and executive producer J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage, Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom) and executive producers Belén Atienza, Lindsey Weber (10 Cloverfield Lane), Bruce Richmond (Game of Thrones), Gene Kelly (Boardwalk Empire) and Sharon Tal Yguado.
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