Irish actor, and former UFC fighter, Cathal Pendred has been cast as the lead in Amazon’s adaptation of the horror podcast Lore.

Pendred will play Michael Cleary, a real-life character from Irish folklore, in the horror anthology series. A cooper who makes barrels for a local creamery, Michael is married to the younger Bridget. When Bridget starts making more money than he does and starts questioning his decisions, Michael is convinced that his loving wife has been replaced by a changeling — and he will do literally anything to prove himself right.

Aaron Mahnke, Gale Anne Hurd, Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, and Brett-Patrick Jenkins will executive produce Lore.

Pendred, who retired from UFC in 2015, has appeared in Ray DonovanRipper Street, and Into the Badlands, and can next be seen in a minor role in Mark O’Connor’s Cardboard Gangsters.

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