Presumably not as a young Sean Bean this time

Game of Thrones actor Robert Aramayo has been tapped for a leading role in Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series, replacing Will Poulter, who recently exited the lead role of Beldor due to scheduling conflicts.

Aramayo is best known for playing Young Ned Stark in seasons six and seven of Game of Thrones, sharing an uncanny likeness to Sean Bean, so with this casting (regardless of his actual role) we can probably expect some Young Boromir jokes.

Amazon recently moved ahead with an early renewal of the series, despite the fact that the show has yet to air. In conjunction with the renewal, the team behind the series will be going on a 4-5-month hiatus after filming Season 1’s first two episodes in order to map out and write the bulk of Season 2 of the sprawling J.R.R. Tolkien adaptation.

Set in Middle Earth, the series will explore a new set of storylines which predate Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. The cast – which has yet to be formally announced by Amazon – is believed to include Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, and Morfydd Clark.

More on Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series when we have it.

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