What will Amazon's Lord Of The Rings be about?
The series will centre around J.R.R. Tolkien’s fabled Second Age in Middle Earth. Occuring thousands of years before the narratives from The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings, the story will introduce both new and old characters as they face the return of an evil presence in Middle Earth.
What will Amazon's Lord Of The Rings series be titled?
Amazon is yet to confirm the official title of the series, though it's likely it'll take a different title to that of The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit.
Who is in the cast of Amazon's The Lord Of The Rings?
Per an official statement from Amazon, the cast includes a wide range of acting talent, from Spartacus's Simon Merrells to Welsh actress Morfydd Clark, who is set to play a younger version of Cate Blanchett's Galadriel.
Also headlining is Cynthia Addai-Robinson who has starred in several television series over the years including Arrow and Shooter. British actors Lenny Henry and Maxim Baldry will also join the cast.
Absent from the list are any actors who previously starred in The Lord Of The Rings and subsequent Hobbit films,which isn't all that surprising given the show is based long before the narratives of the original films. That said, expect new actors to portray younger versions of familiar key characters.
Heading the series as showrunners and executive producers are J.D. Payne & Patrick McKay.
Where is Amazon's Lord Of The Rings filmed?
Much like its film predecessors, the series has officially completed filming in New Zealand. Now known globally as the home of Middle Earth (there's a legitimate Hobbiton in the North Island), it's no surprise that the prequel be filmed in the same, scenic locations.
Head of Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke stated: “I can’t express enough just how excited we all are to take our global audience on a new and epic journey through Middle-earth! Our talented producers, cast, creative, and production teams have worked tirelessly in New Zealand to bring this untold and awe-inspiring vision to life.”
When will Amazon's Lord Of The Rings be released?
Expect to see the series premiere on Friday, September 2, 2022. Yes, they're prepping us well in advance. And yes, our calendars are now officially blocked out.
Where can you watch Amazon's Lord Of The Rings in Australia?
After its release on September 2, 2022, you'll be able to view the series on Amazon Prime. In the meantime, get those po-tat-oes 'a-stewing in the name of Samwise.