‘The Lord of the Rings’ TV Series Hires ‘Game of Thrones’ Actor As Its Primary Villain

/Film | 10/22/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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It’s been said that Amazon wanted their own Game of Thrones, and that’s the main reason they plunked down a hefty amount of money for the rights to make a Lord of the Rings TV series. Now it looks like they’re so committed to this concept that they’re even hiring Game of Thrones actors. Joseph Mawle, who played Benjen Stark on Thrones, has joined the Lord of the Rings TV series cast as the main antagonist, named Oren.

Deadline has the scoop on Joseph Mawle joining the Lord of the Rings TV series cast as a villain named Oren. What’s Oren’s deal? We don’t know – we just know he’s the show’s “primary villain.” A detailed search through the archives (aka a quick search on the Lord of the Rings Wiki) doesn’t turn up a character named Oren. The closest is someone named Ornendil, described as “the elder son of King Eldacar of Gondor.” Is there a connection? Probably not, since we know the show takes place in Tolkien’s Second Age, and Eldacar didn’t show up until the Third Age.

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