Although it hasn't been long since it was announced, the upcoming Lord of the Rings series has become notorious for the security measures Amazon Studios has implemented. Using more than just locked doors, the writers' room is reportedly guarded and requires fingerprint authorization to enter, making it difficult for the rest of the world to keep track of the show's progress.
However, Variety reports that at least one casting decision has been made. Actress Markella Kavenagh has reportedly joined the show as a series regular, though the details of her role are currently unknown.
The Australian actress is known for roles such as Cindi in the TV series Romper Stomper. Neither Amazon Studios nor representatives of Kavenagh have confirmed the casting, but Deadline has confirmed the report.
The Lord of the Rings series is set in Middle-Earth and takes place prior to the events of the Lord of the Rings novels and film trilogy, and will feature new storylines. Amazon Studios has already committed to five seasons, for which it has enlisted the talents of director J.A Bayona, as well as J.D Payne and Patrick McKay, who will serve as series showrunners.
The last update provided by Amazon Studios was done through the show's official Twitter account back in March. It featured a map and the caption, "Welcome to the Second Age." No other details about the story or its characters have been announced since then.