Though it isn’t confirmed at this time, reportedly, Ema Horvath has joined the cast of Amazon Prime Video’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV series. Obviously, since this news is just arriving, no details are known, including whom Horvath might be playing.
Already cast are Will Poulter as the lead hero; Beldor, Markella Kavenagh as the show’s lead female, a character named Tyra; Joseph Mawle as the show’s main villain, Oren; and Maxim Baldry, in an undisclosed role.
This series, which doesn’t have an official name yet, takes place prior to J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels. Pre-production is currently underway in New Zealand. A second season was recently ordered, and Amazon has commissioned to reassemble the writers room in order to map it out. (It’s actually my understanding that Amazon is committed to at least four seasons, as per its agreement with the Tolkien estate to obtain the rights to make the show in the first place, but that’s not “official.”)
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Thanks to this early order for Season Two, it is expected that the first two episodes of the first season will film, with J.A. Bayona directing, before the show takes a 4-5 month hiatus, in order to determine what will happen in the second season. Presumably, this is to allow changes to be made to Season 1’s scripts to better lead into the sophomore outing.
The ‘Lord of the Rings’ series is being produced by Amazon Studios. J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay act as executive producers and showrunners. Bayona and his producing partner Belén Atienza, Lindsey Weber, Bruce Richmond, Gene Kelly, Sharon Tal Yguado, and writers Gennifer Hutchison; Jason Cahill and Justin Doble are also attached as executive producers.
Horvath was still a drama student at Harvard when she landed the lead in Blumhouse’s horror flick ‘Like.Share.Follow’. She followed that up with two more horror features, ‘The Gallows Act II’ (also from Blumhouse’), and ‘The Mortuary Collection’. She is also starring in Quibi’s sci-fi series ‘Don’t Look Deeper’.