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Lord Of The Rings TV Series Actor Leaves Show In Mysterious Circumstances

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Lord Of The Rings TV Series Actor Leaves Show In Mysterious Circumstances

As you may already know, there's a The Lord of the Rings TV show in production. Of course, we're very excited to return to Middle Earth. The original Lord of the Rings trilogy of movies is still perhaps the best fantasy story ever committed to film. So seeing what Amazon can do with the show will at least be entertaining if nothing else.

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However, something rather strange has happened with one of the actors on the project. An Instagram post reveals that Tom Budge (Bloom, Judy and Punch) has left the show rather abruptly. The Australian actor posted a video of Johnny Cash singing Ring of Fire with a statement that he will not continue filming the show.

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The text reads: "Hello loves, It is with great sadness that I am writing to tell you I have departed Amazon's Lord Of The Rings television series. After recently seeing the first episodes shot over the last year Amazon has decided to go in another direction with the character I was portraying...

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"I must thank the creative team for their encouragement towards trying something that I believed was new, exciting and beautiful. And I sincerely thank the extraordinary cast and crew for their love, support and friendship over what has been a very difficult and unusual experience. Alas, some things just cannot be. Destiny my mother, I thank thee. Tom"


Mysterious. As of right now, we have no idea who Tom was set to portray as the details surrounding the show are still top secret (though we have a few plot details already). Has Amazon recast the character or will we never see Budge's performance in action at all? It's a little baffling to leave a show while it's still in production without us knowing why - but as we don't have all the details it's hard to make a judgement on what could have gone wrong. We wish Tom the best of luck on future projects.

Featured Image Credit: New Line Cinema

Topics: News, TV, The Lord Of The Rings

Imogen Mellor
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