The first season of the Amazon series based on Tolkien’s fantasy saga “Lord Of The Rings” has now been fully filmed and finally has a start date. And the first picture, which is not from the set but from the series, is very atmospheric…
Fantasy fans have been curious about torture for far too long, so let’s keep it short: The Lord of the Rings series begins Friday, September 2, 2022 on Amazon Prime Video. Season 1 episodes aren’t available all at once, but on a weekly basis – after the September 2 pilot episode, there’s a new episode every week.
In addition, Amazon Studios finally owns First official photo From the still untitled “Lord of the Rings” series celebrating the end of filming in New Zealand. About the image, it is only revealed that it comes from Episode 1 (with the trees glowing like flames in the background, we click on the Valinor trees, but we will also have to take a closer look at the image):
Principal photography with Morvid Clarke as Young Galadriel, Robert Aramayo (Young Ned Stark from “game of Thrones”), Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Maxim Baldry and many more are now over, but that doesn’t mean the season is over – there will be long post-production work on it.
The fact that the start date, which was recently announced for mid-2022, is only in September, means that the fantasy series will be tweaked for another year. No wonder the first season devours around $465 million USD with such a massive effort.
A global phenomenon like Game of Thrones?
“Lord of the Rings” will launch in more than 240 countries and territories — and with a policy of releasing one episode per week, Amazon Prime can really do what HBO last did with subsequent seasons of “Game Of Thrones”: Fans of the series around the world will be talking about the latest happenings for weeks and wondering what will happen in the next episode.
“I can’t say how excited we are to take our global audience on an epic new journey through Middle-earth,” said Jennifer Salk, head of Amazon Studios, in the official release date statement.
Evil awakens in Middle-earth
However, Amazon remains silent about what exactly this trip entails. Again, the press release just mentions that The series takes place in the Second Age of Middle-earth, several thousand years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings”. If there is still some peace at first, the series’ cast of characters, made up of both familiar and new, must face the resurgence of the evil that has long been feared in Middle-earth.
Evil in Middle-earth? This already sounds familiar to us – which is why we detailed in a detailed video how exactly Sauron could be vulnerable in the “Lord of the Rings” series:
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