Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series is based on author J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy novel series of the same name. It comprises of three novels: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. When Amazon successfully bought the rights for it, as opposed to Netflix, the bid was set at a price even higher than $250 million.
It has been confirmed that series will have five seasons, and Amazon recently renewed The Lord of the Rings for season 2.
Although it is based on Tolkien’s novels and has already been adapted into multiple forms of media, The Lord of the Rings is one of Amazon’s most widely anticipated productions. With this three-part series, enters the world of magic and mysticism. There will be enough wizards, dwarves, elves, orcs, and hobbits.
Most people believe that the series would just be an adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien’s books. However, this is far from true. It was confirmed in March that the series would be a prequel series that will be set in the Second Age of Middle-earth. Since The Lord of the Rings story is set many years after the Second Age of Middle-earth, there are speculations that this series might be centered around the time of the creation of the Ring, the one that rules all Rings of Power. Moreover, the Second Age spans thousands of years; therefore, much could take place in that setting.
Even though some key roles are yet to be cast, actors Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyrone Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers and Daniel Weyman have been confirmed to be a part of the official cast.
RELEASE DATE OF SEASON 1
The first season of Prime’s Lord of the Rings is expected to come out by 2021. The season was being shot in New Zealand as of February 2020, however, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the shooting had to be postponed and remains so for the time being.