Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Series Casting Call for Speaking Roles

Lord of the Rings
Oct 12th, 2019 : A 3D rendering of the ring of power from the novel Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien ( Editorial credit: Elentaris Photo /

Amazon’sLord of the Rings‘ TV series is now casting background actors.

According to recent casting calls, the show is looking for “hairy people” and actors with other character traits.

The ‘Lord of the Rings’ prequel series is set to premiere on Amazon Prime and will film in New Zealand, just like Peter Jackson’s movies. These casting calls are for people in New Zealand. So, if you’re interested in appearing in the new TV series, you may need to be able to live and work in the area.

The casting call is looking for a wide range of types, but there is a major emphasis on hair, height, and character faces.

About ‘Lord of the Rings’:

Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ series was announced with a five-season order and a possibility of a spinoff. It is expected to be the most expensive series of all time costing a billion dollars to produce.

Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ series is set in the Second Age, which is a time period before ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movie.

One of the rumors is Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ series will have 20 episodes in the first season, but that news has yet to be confirmed. That said, not too much information has been released.

Recently, Amazon announced the cast of the Lord of the Rings series. Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur and Nazanin Boniadi are among the show’s stars. Also joining the cast is Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, and Charlie Vickers.

“After undertaking an extensive global search, we are delighted finally to reveal the first group of brilliant performers who will take part in Amazon’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ series,” said series showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay.

“These exceptionally talented women and men are more than just our actors: they are the newest members of an ever-expanding creative family that is now working tirelessly to bring Middle-earth to life anew for fans and audiences worldwide.”

The show’s creative team will include executive producers Lindsey Weber, Bruce Richmond, Gene Kelly and Amazon’s former head of programming Sharon Tal Yguado.

Details surrounding the plot have not been released other than the fact it will explore new storylines prior to  J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Fellowship of the Ring.”

The show’s official Twitter account sent out an image of a map along with the two tweets: “One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them, In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie,” and  “Welcome to the Second Age.” In the Tolkien mythicism, the Second Age was the period in which the Rings of Power, including Sauron’s One Ring, came into reality.

Lord of the Rings Casting Call

Speaking Role Casting Calls

Casting call removed at the talent agency’s request.

Extras Casting Call

Talento talent agency of Auckland, New Zealand shared this casting call for what the Amazon series is now casting:

The upcoming Amazon Original series based on THE LORD OF THE RINGS.

We are looking for a mix of people of all ages, genders/other from multi-racial backgrounds with interesting character faces and physicality’s.
These are for Background and Featured Performer roles:


Character Faces (Earthy, Weathered, Dark Skin Tonnes, Missing teeth, Wonderful Noses, etc etc)
Bearded Hairy Biker Men/Woman/Other
Lean Tall Androgynous Looks
Beautiful, Fair Fine boned Faces
TALL People – 6” ++
TALLER People 6”8 ++
Small People – 4”6 to 4”11

Another open casting call by Auckland, New Zealand talent agency BGT shared the following casting call:

Casting for….

1. short people under 4 foot 12
2. Tall people over 6 foot 5
3. Character faces, wrinkles and lots of them please 🙂
4. Androgynous men and women
5. Hairy people of all ages and ethnicities
6. Tall, Long Lithe dancers
7. Circus performers who can juggle, stilt walk!
8. Stocky mean-looking bikers
9. Eurasian people of all ages.
10. Hispanic – Latino, Mexican, South American – HOLA
11. Redheads all ages, shapes and sizes.
12. HAIR HAIR HAIR – if you natural red hair, white hair, or lots and lots of freckles.

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