Main cast announced for 'Lord of the Rings' TV series

Main cast announced for 'Lord of the Rings' TV series

We've known for some time that Amazon Prime is planning on launching a TV series based on the works of J.R.R Tolkien, which will take fans of the acclaimed fantasy series back to the world of Middle Earth.

Now the creators have shared the cast-list for the 20-episode-long first season. In a statement made on the show's official Twitter account, Amazon tweeted: "A grand journey is defined by its travelers. Meet the first members of our fellowship. #LOTRonPrime. A THREAD. [sic]"

The current cast line-up includes Game of Thrones actors Robert Aramayo, who played a young version of Ned Stark, and Joseph Mawle, who portrayed Jon Snow's uncle Benjen Stark.
Other actors include Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, and Ema Horvath, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin,  Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Daniel Weyman, and Sophia Nomvete. Check out some headshots of the cast below:

Commenting on their casting decision in a statement made to Entertainment Weekly, showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay said: "After undertaking an extensive global search, we are delighted finally to reveal the first group of brilliant performers who will take part in Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series."

They added: "These exceptionally talented women and men are more than just our actors: they are the newest members of an ever-expanding creative family that is now working tirelessly to bring Middle-earth to life anew for fans and audiences worldwide."

Watch the trailer for Fellowship of the Ring right here: 

In a recent video documentary entitled 'Meet our Fellowship', LOTR fans were given the chance to meet the production company's main team, with one of the researchers discussing Amazon's plans for season one.