Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Finds Their New Lead With A Game of Thrones Alum

The quest appears to be back on track.  You might remember our initial report that Will Poulter had exited the upcoming The Lord of the Rings series from Amazon Prime.  Now it looks like his replacement has been chosen.  Deadline reports that Robert Aramayo (Game of Thrones) will take over the role.

Of course, none of this is confirmed by Amazon or the reps for Aramayo.  A lot of details have been kept pretty quiet about the upcoming adaptation.  The Lord of the Rings will take play some time before The Fellowship of the Ring, but how far is the question?  I doubt it will catch all the way up to that story without some serious time jumps.  Other rumored cast member include Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle and Morfydd Clark.

If Aramayo (center of the picture above) looks at all familiar, he played a young Ned Stark on Game of Thrones.  Let's hope this works out a lot better for the young Stark than it did for the elder. Behind the scenes, produced by Amazon Studios. Showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay executive produce with director J.A. Bayona and his producing partner Belén Atienza, Lindsey Weber, Bruce Richmond, Gene Kelly, Sharon Tal Yguado as well as writers Gennifer Hutchison; Jason Cahill and Justin Doble.

<pre)>Photo Credit: Peter Mountain</pre>