Game of Thrones Alum Robert Aramayo Joins ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Series, Replacing Will Poulter

Not many people can say they’ve been to both Westeros and Middle-Earth, but Robert Aramayo has just become one of them.

The Game of Thrones alum has been announced as the latest star to join Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series. He replaces Will Poulter, who apparently had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. Poulter was one of the first actors to be cast in the billion dollar show.

Pouler was in negotiations to play a character known as Belder, with Aramayo presumably taking over the role. The young actor is best known for his role in season 6 of Game of Thrones, starring as a young Ned Stark.

In November, Amazon opted to give the series an early season 2 renewal. Along with the renewal came the news that the series will be going on a 4-5-month hiatus after filming the first two episodes from Season 1 to map out and write the bulk of the scripts for Season 2.

The Lord of the Rings series is written by feature scribes JD Payne and Patrick McKay. They lead a writers room, which also includes Breaking Bad’s Gennifer Hutchison and Game Of Thrones veteran Bryan Cogman. Bayona will executive produce alongside his producing partner Belén Atienza.

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