Amazon released the first look alongside the official release date for their expensive Lord of the Rings series.
Much of the talk surrounding Amazon’s stab at The Lord of the Rings franchise has been about the show’s high price tag, which is said to be $465 million for the first season. Filming on that first season has already finished in New Zealand. There were rumors that the series could premiere as early as this year, but we now know we will have to wait a lot longer than that.
On Monday, Amazon revealed The Lord of the Rings series will hit the streaming service on September 2, 2022. The studio also shared a brief first look at the series, which features an unknown character in front of what appears to be Valmar, also known as the City of Bells. You can check out the first image from The Lord of the Rings series below:
On September 2, 2022, a new journey begins. pic.twitter.com/9tnR7WqDoA
— The Lord of the Rings on Prime (@LOTRonPrime) August 2, 2021
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The untitled live-action 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.
Based on previous reports, the upcoming series will take place thousands of years before the events of The Fellowship of the Ring during the Second Age of Middle-Earth. Amazon Studios is producing the series in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema. The ensemble for the show consists of 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.
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