The Lord of the Rings is an upcoming Amazon prequel series, which explores a different storyline than its Peter Jackson’s blockbuster movie. Rumors about the series already on ebullition, stating that Amazon has bought the Lord of the Rings rights for $250 million.
Filming of the upcoming season already started in early 2020, gauged by looking at Bayona’s Instagram post of behind-the-scenes, straight from the set.
This time J.D Payne and Patrick McKay took over the reins of this acclaimed series. Payne will act as a writer, and McKay will be the showrunner. Both talented men shared their thoughts in an interview, saying this is the beginning of their lifetime adventure.
Here, we brought you all the latest updates on Amazon’s upcoming series.
Has The Lord of the Rings got a release date?
Due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, the filming of the series postponed. Thus, for now, no release date came to light. But according to sources, Amazon started its production, and if we believe rumors, then the show will drop around December 2021.
Production reports also showed that they would produce back to back episodes for season two and the remaining episodes of season one. But first, they film two episodes, directed by J.A Bayona. After based on the episodes’ performance, further filming plan will surface.
Amazon studio Head, Jennifer Salke, said in an interview that production would go into 2021.
Who will be in the cast of The Lord of the Rings?
The suspense was high on the cast of the show. Earlier, reports said that Will Poulter will be part of the epic journey but later retracts from it. But recently Amazon confirmed its first 15 names, which will be on the show.
- Robert Aramayo
- Owain Arthur
- Nazanin Boniadi
- Tom Budge
- Ismael Cruz Cordova
- Ema Horvath
- Joseph Mawle
What will be the plot of The Lord of the Rings?
This time The Lord Of The Rings story will be set in the Second Age, which has been revealed by Amazon itself. The series is primarily filmed in New Zealand.