Deadline is exclusively reporting that Joseph Mawle is the latest name to join the cast of Amazon’s upcoming epic fantasy series adaptation of Lord Of The Rings.
The synopsis for the upcoming series, tweeted by the official twitter page for the series (along with a map) is as follows:
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them, In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. Welcome to the Second Age.
In the Tolkien mythology, the Second Age was the time in which the Rings of Power, including Sauron’s One Ring, came into existence.
While Joseph Mawle’s (whose credits include Game of Thrones and Tory: Fall of a City) role is yet to be confirmed officially, in the report it’s believed that he’ll be playing the lead villain, Oren, going up against young hero Baldor and Tyra.
The Lord of the Rings series is being developed by J.D Payne and Patrick McKay, with Bryan Cogman serving as consultant on the project and J.A Bayona attached to direct multiple episodes.