Amazon’s highly anticipated original The Lord of the Rings TV series, which has yet to be titled, will premiere on Friday, September 2, 2022 on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide, with new episodes available. weekly. Filming for the first season ended today in New Zealand.
The new epic drama brings JRR Tolkien’s legendary Second Age of Middle-earth history to screens for the first time. Beginning in a time of relative peace, thousands of years before the events of the books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien, the series follows a cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they take on the dreaded for a long time. appearance of evil in Middle-earth.
Heading this cast are 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 series is directed by showrunners and executive producers JD Payne and Patrick McKay; They are joined by executive producers Lindsey Weber, Callum Greene, JA 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 New man.
“The journey begins on September 2, 2022 with the premiere of our original series The Lord of the Rings on Prime Video,” said Jennifer Salke, Director of Amazon Studios. “I can’t express enough how excited we are to take our global audience on an epic new journey through Middle-earth! Our talented producers, cast, creative and production teams have worked tirelessly in New Zealand to bring this astonishing and priceless vision to life. “
“As Bilbo says, ‘Now I think I’m ready to go on another journey.’ Living and breathing Middle Earth during these months has been the adventure of a lifetime. We can’t wait for the fans to get a chance to do it too, ”said Payne and McKay.
A world-renowned literary work and winner of the International Fantasy Award and the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, The Lord of the Rings was named the favorite book of the millennium of Amazon customers in 1999 and the most beloved British novel of all time in The BBC. Great read in 2003. The Lord of the Rings books have been translated into some 40 languages and more than 150 million copies have been sold.
Check out the first look images here –
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