Morfydd Clark Joins Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series as a Young Galadriel

Cate Blanchett played the character in Peter Jackson’s film series

Last Updated: December 17, 2019 @ 6:21 PM

Morfydd Clark has joined Amazon’s “Lord of the Rings” series, TheWrap has learned.

The casting was first reported by Variety. A source with knowledge of the project confirmed to TheWrap that Clark will play a younger version of Galadriel. Amazon declined to comment.

Galadriel was portrayed by Cate Blanchett in Peter Jackson’s film series. Galadriel is one of the most powerful figures in J.RR.’s Tolkien’s Middle Earth. An elf of unsurpassed beauty and wisdom, she is the possessor of Nenya, one of the Elven rings of power.

The upcoming project has already been renewed for a second season. The production is set to take a four-to-five month hiatus after filming the first two episodes of Season 1, during which time showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay and the show’s writing team will begin mapping out the story for Season 2.

The newly extended Season 1 hiatus will span until the end of the winter season in New Zealand, where the show is filmed.

The series, which remains untitled, is set in the same Middle-Earth setting of the Oscar-winning film franchise and will take place in the period before the events of the first film, “The Fellowship of the Ring.” The show’s cast includes “Game of Thrones” alum Joseph Mawle, Maxim Baldry and Markella Kavenagh.

Amazon first acquired the rights to adapt “The Lord of the Rings” for streaming back in 2017, a deal which included a multi-season commitment and the potential for an additional spinoff series.

As previously announced, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” director J.A. Bayona has signed on to direct the first two episodes of the big-budget series, also serving as an executive producer alongside Payne and McKay, as well as his producing partner Belén Atienza.

Clark currently starring in HBO’s “His Dark Materials” opposite Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ruth Wilson and James McAvoy.

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