Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV show no doubt, is one of the most anticipated new programs in the work. But sadly it still remains largely a mystery that when the show is going to premiere. And in this case, fans are really very eager to know all the new details there.
Well, it has largely been nearly two decades since the first installment of Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings film franchise came on the screens. And back in November 2017, Amazon Studios got the rights to produce at least five seasons of a Lord of the Rings TV series. The series will be directed by J.A. Bayona.
So here is everything you need to know about Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV series, including confirmed cast, release date, and much more.
When will Lord of the Rings release on Amazon Prime Video?
According to Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke, the production for the series will begin in 2020. Although with the utter scale of the drama, it is going to take a while before it makes it onto screens. Amazon has also announced shooting will break for four or five months after the first two episodes are filmed to see what works.
How many seasons of Amazon’s Lord of the Rings will be there?
When Amazon acquired the rights for the TV series, LOTR for a hefty sum, they actually made a multi-season commitment which included a potential spin-off series.
Nonetheless, it is known that each season will get formal approval to go-ahead from the Amazon execs.
The production but also has confirmed a second season already before the first season has even started filming. The series will go on hiatus for about four months before filming begins again.
Where is Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series being filmed?
Amazon Studios recently confirmed that Middle-Earth has been chosen to shoot the series. The LOTR TV show is currently filming on stages and on-location in and around Auckland, New Zealand, which also forms the backdrop for Peter Jackson’s award-winning trilogy.
Who will be the cast in Lord of the Rings?
Initially, Bandersnatch star Will Poulter was supposed to be playing the lead character Beldor. However in December according to the reports Poulter had been forced to withdraw due to a scheduling conflict, with his role instead of going to Robert Aramayo – who is known for his role as young Ned Stark on Game of Thrones.
Amazon in January 2020 announced the full cast, and the names joined were Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman.
What is Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV series about?
Amazon revealed that the series will be set during the 3,441-year period before the events of The Fellowship of the Ring. This is known as the Age of Númenor, or the Second Age, in the JRR Tolkien timeline.
3,441 years is quite a long time, therefore it is not clear what part of the already established Tolkien lore will be seeing. The rise of big bad ring-thief Sauron along with the formation of the Last Alliance of Elves and Men takes place at the tail end of the Second Age.
According to Den of Geek, the show’s writing team may decide to “chronicle the downfall of the fabled civilization of Man that Aragorn’s bloodline was descended from” – which would explain why it was originally rumored that Aragorn’s past would play a part in the series.
Will Peter Jackson be part of Lord of the Rings?
The Oscar-winning director confirmed that he won’t be involved behind-the-scenes on the new series.
Well, the release date of Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV series is yet to be announced but definitely, it is going to be worth the wait.
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