Will Poulter will reportedly no longer be starring in Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series.
Reported by Deadline, Will Poulter has left the long-gestating Lord of the Rings series on Amazon Prime Video due to scheduling conflicts. Amazon had never confirmed Will Poulter for the unknown role in Lord of the Rings but he had been set to star in the show since September.
Will Poulter, who recently starred in Midsommar, was unable to stay on with the Lord of the Rings series due to Amazon’s recent production schedule shit. With Amazon renewing Lord of the Rings for a second season, the show is set to go on a 4-5 month hiatus after filming the first two episodes from the first season. This hiatus will allow the Amazon show to map out and write the second season scripts for Lord of the Rings. This shift in production schedule has made it impossible for Will Poulter to stay on for the Amazon series.
Unfortunately, we have no idea as to who Will Poulter would have been playing in the Lord of the Rings series on Amazon. Seeing as the show is still in the pre-production phase, we’re sure we’ll find out who exactly he was meant to play as the television drama begins filming.
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Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series is being developed by JD Payne and Patrick McKay, who will lead a writers room that includes Game of Thrones alum Bryan Cogman. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom director J. A. Bayona is set to direct multiple episodes of Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series.
Full details on Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series are currently unknown, though it is reported to be before the opening prologue of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring during the Second Age of Middle-earth. The Lord of the Rings series is produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema.
Amazon has not announced a released date for the Lord of the Rings series.