Amazon’s original Lord of the Rings series premieres on September 2, 2022, Amazon Studios announced on Monday. The company said filming for season one had just completed in New Zealand.
The series, which has no title yet, will cover the second age of Middle-earth, Amazon said in Monday’s statement: “Beginning at a time of relative peace, thousands of years before the events of JRR Tolkiens The Hobbit
Amazon announced in late 2017 that it is collaborating with book publisher HarperCollins, Tolkien Estate and Trust, and New Line Cinema, distributor of Peter Jackson’s 2001-2003 trilogy, to produce an original series based on Tolkien’s fantasy franchise.
Charlotte Brändström, who appeared in episodes of The witcher
The cast of the ensemble includes: Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman and Sara Zwangobani.
The Hollywood Reporter, in April, rreports that the show’s first season will cost $ 465 million in addition to the $ 250 million the company spent on the rights to the franchise. That would do that most expensive television production, always at a great distance. For comparison, the final season of HBOs game of Thrones Costed $ 90 million, and Disney spent about $ 100 million in the first year The Mandalorian.