One of the main actors in Lord of the Rings left the series in the middle of filming. A new event that should once again postpone the release on Amazon Prime.

Scheduled for late 2021 or early 2022, JRR Tolkien’s highly anticipated Lord of the Rings-inspired series  began filming in early 2020, but the pandemic has turned its schedule upside down.

This time it is at the level of the casting that the slowdown is likely to be played out. Actor Tom Budge indeed announces that he will ultimately not be part of the program. “It is with great sadness that I am writing to tell you that I have left this project,” he wrote on Instagram. “After seeing the first episodes shot last year, Amazon decided to go in another direction with the character I played …” he said before thanking the team. “I want to thank from the bottom of my heart our amazing team for their love, support and friendship during what has been a difficult and unusual experience.

According to the Indiewire site, the studio decided to hire a new actor, and Amazon would have settled this last-minute change amicably with the dismissal.

Announced four years ago already, the serial version of The Lord of the Rings developed by JD Payne and Patrick McKay and directed by JA Bayona (Jurassic World 2, The Orphanage) therefore never ceases to keep fans waiting and to cultivate the mystery as to its content …

However, many specialized sites report that its action will take place during the Second Age, at the time when Sauron came to power and forged the One Ring, almost 3000 years before the events of The Hobbit and the first three films of Peter. Jackson.

As for the other comedians scheduled to appear in the series, their names were recently revealed. The cast will include Robert Aramayo and Joseph Mawle (both seen in Game of Thrones), Maxim Baldry (Years and Years), Markella Kavenagh, and Morfydd Clark. Unless the production suddenly decides to replace them too …

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