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Game of Thrones’ Joseph Mawle Joins Amazon’s Lord of the Rings

October 22, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Benjen Stark is taking a trip to Middle-Earth, with Game of Thrones alum Joseph Mawle set to appear in Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series. Deadline reports that Mawle, who played the longtime-missing Stark sibling in the HBO series, has signed on for a role in the series.

At this time, there’s no definite information on the role Mawle will play, though Deadline reports that it’s believed he’ll play the series’ lead villain, named Oren. He joins Will Poulter and Markella Kavenagh in the series, who are playing lead hero Beldor and female lead Tyra.

The series is reportedly set during the Second Age, centuries before the events of the Lord of the Rings novels and films. J.A. Bayona is directing the series from scripts by JD Payne and Patrick McKay. It starts filming next year in New Zealand with a planned 2021 release date.