The heavily anticipated TV series will tell stories of Middle-earth throughout the ages.
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Filming for the first season of Amazon Studios ‘Lord of The Rings’ TV Series was recently completed on August 2nd in New Zealand, the first of 5 seasons produced for Prime Video. And we finally have a premiere date set for September 2nd 2022.
“I can’t express enough just how excited we all are to take our global audience on a new and epic journey through Middle-earth. Our talented producers, cast, creative and production teams have worked tirelessly in New Zealand to bring this untold and awe-inspiring vision to life.”Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios
Amazon reportedly paid $250 million for the rights to produce a Lord of The Rings TV series. Earliest reports of the show being in the works arose back in November 2017 with back-to-back filming of the first season.
The epic high-fantasy series will be developed by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. It will be a prequel to the books and films and will follow an ensemble of characters through multiple stories set throughout the ages, thousands of years in the past. Original film writer Peter Jackson won’t be involved, with the series exploring other Lord of The Rings mythology instead.
Amazon have already invested a staggering 1 billion dollars to make The Lord of The Rings TV Series a reality, with $465 million being spent on the debut season. The cast for season 1 has wrapped although we are still waiting for many roles to be confirmed. Morfydd Clark is one of those set roles, to play the somewhat familiar character of young Galadriel in the upcoming series.
The first season will consist of 8 episodes, Amazon Studios announced in January 2020. Director J.A. Bayona directed the first 2 episodes, Wayne Che Yip directing another 4 and Charlotte Brändström (who directed multiple episodes of Netflix’s The Witcher) directing another 2.
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In 2019 Amazon revealed 5 authentically-styled maps to assist in the promotion of the series. The maps illustrate areas of Middle-earth during it’s Second age. They were designed and created by illustrator John Howe and overseen by Tolkien scholar Tom Shippey to ensure they were accurate to Tolkien’s works.
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