Welcome back to New Zealand This means for fans of The Lord of the Rings: Amazon's new series from JRR Tolkien's universe will also be filmed there. the Streaming service and its directors, J.D. Pine and Patrick MacKay, unsurprisingly decided to set the production on the site which had already served as a stunning backdrop for Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies – and is now a popular destination for many. Tourists.
“When searching for the right location to bring to life the original beauty of Middle-earth in the Second Age, we knew we had to find a majestic location featuring pristine coastline, forests and mountains.
At the same time, the site must also provide a home for world-class sets and studios, highly qualified and experienced craftsmen and many other personnel.
“We are delighted to officially confirm that we have found New Zealand home for our series based on JRR Tolkien's fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings.”
It's certainly practical because a few small hobbit caves still stand. However, they are unlikely to play a major role in the series. After all, the as-yet-unnamed series of the Lord of the Rings universe is set during a period The Second Age in Middle-earth, thousands of years before the events in the LOTR films and books. The era of the Hobbits, according to Tolkien, began much later in the Third Age.
The first cast for this series has been found
The basis is stories from Tolkien's book The Silmarillion Which basically tells the entire history of the creation of Middle-earth. The series focuses on the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the creation of the Rings of Power and the fall of the Isle of Númenor. So you shouldn't necessarily expect a reunion of popular characters like Gandalf or Aragorn.
Meanwhile the search is on for one works Continuing to be able to start filming within a few months. So far, Will Poulter (Maze Runner) and Markella Cavenagh (Picnic at Hanging Rock) have been confirmed in undisclosed roles. More actors are expected to follow soon.
The series begins in 2020 at the earliest
It includes the first of five seasons planned so far 20 episodes. JA Bayona (The Orphanage, Jurassic World 2) will direct, but there will definitely be other unknown directors for some episodes.
A release date for the Middle-earth series on Amazon Prime has not yet been announced. It could be released as soon as possible Year 2020 take place.
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