It feels like it’s been roughly 23 eons since Amazon Studios first announced its The Lord of the Rings TV series. Today, though, there’s some light of Eärendil at the end of the tunnel: Australian actress Markella Kavenagh was reportedly cast as a series regular.
JD Payne and Patrick McKay are writing the series, which is set in Middle-earth, with Juan Antonio (J.A.) Bayona directing. The new series will serve as a prequel to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring.