It has now been confirmed that the Prime Video production of The Lord of the Rings will premiere on September 2, 2022. The series takes place during the second age of Middle-earth. Among the directors is Swedish Charlotte Brändström, who has directed two episodes.
The story begins in a time of relative peace, thousands of years before the events of JRR Tolkien’s books Bilbo – A Hobbit’s Adventure and The Lord of the Rings. The series follows several characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the resurrection of evil in Middle-earth.
The story of the Ringen series has already been extended
Amazon Studio’s screenwriter has already been put to work on season two of the giant venture.
The pre-production of Amazon’s massive The Lord of the Rings TV series has barely begun but it is already clear that it will be a second season, Amazon Studios CEO Jennifer Salke confirms for Deadline.
In fact, the screenwriters have already been called in and are breaking out season two.
Amazon Studios is otherwise preparing to record the first two episodes of the series in New Zealand. After that, the idea is to evaluate and prepare further work for a five-month period before continuing. Something that is a common approach for this type of production to make them more efficient.
Amazon bought the television rights to The Lord of the Rings in November 2017 and already intended to make several seasons and possibly spin-off series.
The series will take place before the events of the first Legend of the Ring book. The premiere is expected in 2021.