(Variety) “Variety has learned from multiple sources that Markella Kavenagh is in talks for a role in the upcoming epic fantasy series. Details of Kavenagh’s characters are being kept under wraps, but sources say she would be playing a character named Tyra.
Kavenagh is known for having previously starred in the sequel series to the Australian film “Romper Stomper” as well as for roles in the shows “Picnic at Hanging Rock” and “The Cry.” She is repped by Silver Lining Entertainment.”
Kavenagh is a relative newcomer, especially to a big time project. Consequently, I don’t have a ton of strong feeling on this one way or another. This blog is more to remind you that THERE IS A LOTR SERIES COMING TO AMAZON PRIME BABY OHHHHH YEA!
It’s going to be set in the second age, thousands of years before the events of both cinematic trilogies. J.A. Bayona (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) is directing the first two episodes, with JD Payne and Patrick McKay leading a writing team that is supposed to include Gennifer Hutchison (Breaking Bad) and Bryan Cogman (Game of Thrones). Amazon Prime has sneakily put out a lot of amazing original productions the last few years, so the possibility exists here for the series to be incredible. It will really come down to the screenwriting, because as we saw from the Hobbit trilogy, SFX and large-scale action can only take you so far with a well known property.