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Lord of the Rings bosses want 'very hairy people with missing bones' for TV show

The production company behind the new Lord of the Rings television series have put out a very unusual advert in a bid to recruit new stars to appear in the show.

The casting call states wants “hairy” people with “character faces” to play orcs in the new show based on J.R.R. Tolkirn’s novels.

The Amazing Prime Video series is due to begin production next year, according to Edinburgh Live.

New Zealand talent agency BGT Actors Models & Talent, which is based in Auckland, are on the look out for “androgynous men and women, hair people of all ages and ethnicities, circus performers who can juggle, stocky mean-looking beers, and red heads of all shape and sizes”.

Lord of The Rings bosses have got specific requirements for actors for their new series
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Actors who fit the very specific requirements are those with “an overbite, face burns, long skinny limbs, deep cheekbones, lines on your face, acne scars, ears that stick out, bulbous or interesting noses, small eyes, big eyes, skinny faces, missing bones”.

The call is only for people who are New Zealand residents or hold availed New Zealand work visa.

When the Amazon series was originally announced, there was an assumption was that it would be a retelling of the trilogy of books, just like the movies.

But in March, it was confirmed that the series would actually be a prequel series, with rumours swirling that it would centre on a young Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen).

They’re looking for ‘very hairy’ people with ‘missing bones’ and ‘interesting noses’

However, in the lead-up to confirmation, Middle-earth maps posted by the official Amazon The Lord of the Rings Twitter profile showed lands that would’ve only existed long before the character’s time, which means the new series will actually take place during the Second Age of Middle-Earth.

Production on the Lord of the Rings series was suspended in March due to the pandemic.

New Zealand is the first country to allow Hollywood productions such as Avatar to resume filming.

The UK is up next with Jurassic World: Dominion, which is expected to resume production the first full week of July.

Amazon closed a deal in November 2017 for television rights to The Lord of the Rings that was reportedly worth $ 250 million.

The new series was forced to halt filming amid the coronavirus pandemic

The streaming giant is expected to spend up to $ 1 billion to produce five seasons of the show.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom filmmaker J.A. Bayona is directing the first two instalments of the series.

The cast includes mostly newcomers, including Saint Maud breakout Morfydd Clark, Nazanin Boniadi, Robert Aramayo, Tom Budge, Dylan Smith, and Owain Arthur.

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If you are what the production team are looking for then you can find out more by visiting BGT Actors Model & Talent’s Facebook page.

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