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The Amazon Lord Of The Rings Show Has Sent Out A Casting Call For Orcs

Looking for dancers, bikers, and redheads.


Amazon's Lord of the Rings TV series is currently seeking members of the New Zealand public to play orcs. Specifically, according to LadBible's reporting on what casting agents are seeking, they're after people who have "wonderful noses" or "character faces," and people who are either over six feet tall or under five feet.

Two casting agencies are reaching out in the hope of finding orcs for the series, and are reportedly looking for people of any background and ethnicity with a lot of freckles and hair. As the Lord of the Rings movie series was also filmed in New Zealand, it's theoretically feasible that some of the extras who played orcs in the movies could return.

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According to LadBible, they're also seeking "long lithe dancers," "stocky mean-looking bikers," and "redheads of all ages, shapes and sizes," to portray orcs in the series. The idea, they say, is to find people whose inherently interesting faces will require less make-up.

According to, the casting calls for Lord of the Rings--for orcs or otherwise--are now "urgent," as Amazon looks to get moving on their enormous fantasy series.

Amazon's Lord of the Rings has already been renewed for a second season before the first has been filmed. Morfydd Clark has been cast as a young Galadriel for the show, while Will Poulter has left the show over a scheduling conflict. The show will be set during the Second Age of J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy world.

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