Amazon picking up its Lord of the Rings series was as transparent a grab as one could imagine for the vacuum left by the wildly successful Game of Thrones.
But Tolkien fans are up in arms following rumours that the billion-dollar show could be rather raunchier than the source material.
Tolkien site TheOneRing has picked up on a number of casting call and crew-member additions to the series, which, like Peter Jackson’s LOTR movies, is being filmed in New Zealand.
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Firstly, there is a casting call from Kiwi agency BGT, which is seeking ‘talent who are comfortable with partial or full nudity’ for background roles.
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The reference for the job in question is ‘JAZZ’, which TheOneRing reckons has been used as a codename