Robert Aramayo is reportedly replacing Will Poulter in Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series according to Deadline. The English actor is no stranger to fantasy worlds portraying a young Eddard Stark in HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Aramayo is not the only Game of Thrones alum to set sail to Middle-earth. Bryan Cogman who wrote and produced several episode of Game of Thrones is also involved in the Lord of the Rings series. There is still much to learn about the series based on the world famous novels by J. R. R. Tolkien.
Amazon is betting big on the I.P. buying the rights from the Tolkien Estate back in November 2017 for a whopping $250 million committing to a multiple seasons. Game of Thrones set many records including highest budget for a television series at $10 million per episode. Amazon is clearly primed to take the throne as most expensive TV show.
The question so many asked is “now what?” when Thrones ended. Will Amazon’s LOTR series fill the void? Will people be fantasy fatigued by the time it comes out with The Witcher on Netflix and Thrones’ divisive eighth season? Or does LOTR have such a massive built in audience Amazon will become victorious in the streaming wars? Here’s hoping Aramayo’s character has a happier fate than ol’ Ned.