As big as the hype regarding the budget of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ series is, there was more mystery around its premiere date on Amazon Prime is. Now, Amazon has revealed that the ‘The Lord of the Rings’ series will arrive on September 2, 2022, on Prime Video. The streamer also revealed the first look of the series that you can see above.
If we follow Amazon’s routine for its other original shows, they follow two methods, either landing all the episodes of a series on one day or landing the first three episodes on the first day and dropping the next episodes on weekly basis. With Lord of the Rings, we might see a similar approach but with the first two pilots landing on the first day and then one episode per week.
Filming on the first season was completed today in New Zealand. Amazon also has a list of other hyped shows lined up this year for release, this includes - "The Wheel of Time" first season in November, "The Expanse" final season, and "Hanna" season 3.
“The journey begins September 2, 2022, with the premiere of our original The Lord of the Rings series on Prime Video,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “I can't describe how thrilled we are to be taking our global audience on a fresh and epic voyage across Middle-earth! In New Zealand, our outstanding producers, cast, creative, and production teams worked relentlessly to bring this untold and awe-inspiring vision to reality.”
“As Bilbo says, ‘Now I think I am quite ready to go on another journey.’ Living and breathing Middle-earth these many months has been the adventure of a lifetime. We cannot wait for fans to have the chance to do so as well,” said Payne and McKay.
The upcoming Amazon Studios series which has a budget of $1 Billion for the first three seasons is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and will take viewers to a time when great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the thinnest of threads, and the greatest villain to ever flow from Tolkien's pen threatened to cover all thorns. Beginning in a period of relative peace, the series follows a cast of familiar and new characters as they face the long-feared re-emergence of evil in Middle-earth. These countries and characters will carve out legacies that will live on long after they are gone, from the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains to the gorgeous woodlands of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Nmenor, to the farthest corners of the world.
The cast includes Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Maxim Baldry, Ian Blackburn, Kip Chapman, Geoff Morrell, Anthony Crum, Maxine Cunliffe, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Thusitha Jayasundera, Benjamin Walker, Fabian McCallum, Simon Merrells, Peter Mullan, Lloyd Owen, Augustus Prew, Peter Tait, Alex Tarrant, Leon Wadham, and Sara Zwangobani. Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman.
The series executive producers are Lindsey Weber, Callum Greene, J.A. Bayona, Belén Atienza, Justin Doble, Jason Cahill, Gennifer Hutchison, Bruce Richmond, and Sharon Tal Yguado, co-executive producer Wayne Che Yip, director Charlotte Brändström, and producer Christopher Newman join showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay.
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