Are you ready to travel back to Middle-Earth? You’ll need to wait a little bit longer, but Amazon has announced the release date for their upcoming The Lord Of The Rings television series. On Monday, the company announced that production has wrapped on the first season, and the first episode will premiere on September 2, 2022. After that, new episodes will stream every Friday on Amazon Prime Video.
While little is known about the series, the official synopsis released by Amazon confirms that the series takes place during the Second Age of Middle-Earth. This places the series thousands of years before Peter Jackson’s The Lord Of The Rings film trilogy. You can read the full plot synopsis by clicking here.
In April of this year, The Hollywood Reporter stated that the first season of Amazon’s The Lord Of The Rings series cost $465 Million to produce, making it one of the most expensive television productions of all time. With a budget like that, fans are expecting the series to be a stunning visual spectacle. For more from that report, click here.
The series comes from showrunners J.D Payne and Patrick McKay. The series features a large ensemble cast, including 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.
While the first season begins streaming on September 2, 2022, Amazon has already greenlit the series for a second season.
In the meantime, we recommend breaking out the extended editions of Peter Jackson’s film trilogy to celebrate. By the time you finally finish those, the series might already be out.
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