The main cast for Amazon's 'Lord of the Rings' was just announced, and it includes 2 'Game of Thrones' actors

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Amazon has announced the cast details for its upcoming "Lord of the Rings" series, which includes two "Game of Thrones" alumni.

Robert Aramayo joins the cast in the role previously vacated by "Midsommar" actor Will Poulter, who dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. This is said to be the protagonist role.

In HBO's "Game of Thrones," Aramayo played a young Ned Stark, which offers up another "Lord of the Rings" connection as Sean Bean played the older Ned in "Game of Thrones" and Boromir in Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" film trilogy.

Sean Bean Ned Stark/Boromir
Sean Bean Ned Stark/Boromir

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Joseph Mawle is the other "Game of Thrones" actor who will now feature in Amazon's "Lord of the Rings" series, although it is unknown what role Mawle will have in the show.

Mawle played Benjen Stark in "Thrones," brother of Ned — so it seems the Starks are heading to Middle Earth.

Actor Joseph Mawle poses for photographers upon arrival at the Empire Film Awards in London, Sunday, March 20, 2016. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Actor Joseph Mawle poses for photographers upon arrival at the Empire Film Awards in London, Sunday, March 20, 2016. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

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The series will be set during the 3,441-year period, known as the Age of Númenor, or the Second Age.

The cast also includes Tom Budge, Markella Kavenagh, Sophia Nomvete, and Nazanin Boniadi, who stars in 'Bombshell' this year. As reported by Variety, the only cast member with a named character attached to them at this time is Morfydd Clark, who will be playing a young Galadriel.

Filming for the series is set to take place this year ahead of a 2021 release.

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