Following in the footsteps of James Cameron’s Avatar sequels, Amazon’s upcoming The Lord of the Rings series will be allowed to resume production in New Zealand.
In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many film and television productions were forced to shut down in order to help prevent spreading the virus. This included Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series which suspended production back in March. But now, the production for the series will soon be allowed to resume.
According to the New Zealand media website, Stuff, cast, and crew members for the upcoming Lord of the Rings series will be allowed to enter the country in order to resume work on the Amazon series. New Zealand, on the whole, has been one of the few countries to control the coronavirus pandemic within its borders, making film productions like these far safer. In addition to Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings, production for Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop and Power Rangers Beast Morphers will also be allowed to resume with in the country.
What do you all make of this news? Are you glad to hear that Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings will soon resume production? What do you all think of New Zealand’s handling of the coronavirus situation? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series is being developed by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, who will lead a writer’s room that includes Game of Thrones alum Bryan Cogman. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom director J. A. Bayona is set to direct multiple episodes of Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series.
Full details on Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series are currently unknown, though it is reported to be before the events of The Fellowship of the Ring during the Second Age of Middle-Earth. The Lord of the Rings series is produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema. The series stars 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.
Amazon has not announced a released date for the Lord of the Rings series. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming series and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more video content!