The “Lord of the Rings” series on Amazon officially has a premiere date.
The highly anticipated epic fantasy series will debut on the streamer on September 2, 2022, with new episodes each week thereafter. Filming for the show’s first season wrapped up August 2 in New Zealand. Amazon has also released the first official image in the series, which can be seen above.
Little is known about the series’ plot to date, including its official title, but it is known that it will take place during the so-called Second Age, thousands of years before the events of the “Lord of the Dead”. Rings “. books and “The Hobbit”. The series follows a set of characters, both familiar and new, as they face the dreaded re-emergence of evil in Middle-earth.
“The journey begins on September 2, 2022 with the premiere of our original series ‘The Lord of the Rings’ on Prime Video,” said Jennifer Salke, director of Amazon Studios. “I cannot express enough how excited we are all to take our global audience on an epic new journey through Middle-earth! Our talented producers, actors, creatives and production teams have worked tirelessly in New Zealand to bring this unspeakable and awe-inspiring vision to life. “
The cast includes 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.
The series is directed by showrunners and executive producers JD Payne and Patrick McKay. They are joined by executive producers Lindsey Weber, Callum Greene, JA Bayona, Belén Atienza, Justin Doble, Jason Cahill, Gennifer Hutchison, Bruce Richmond and Sharon Tal Yguado, co-executive producer Wayne Che Yip, director Charlotte Brändström and the producer Christopher Male new.
“As Bilbo says, ‘Now I think I’m quite ready to take another trip.’ Living and breathing Middle-earth these many months has been the adventure of a lifetime. We can’t wait for fans to have the chance to do that, too, “said Payne and McKay.
Variety exclusively reported in November 2017 that a “The Lord of the Rings” series was in the works at Amazon, with the streamer announcing a multi-season production engagement soon after. The series will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment.