Now that filming for the first season in New Zealand is over, we already know when Amazon’s large-scale series will arrive. The new Lord of the Rings adaptation also received its first images.
After Peter Jackson’s wildly successful first trilogy, as well as the subsequent less successful second, JRR Tolkien’s incredible fantasy world comes to life. However, under the auspices of the Amazon, this time we will see the inhabitants of Middle-earth in series form.
And the first season, now finished, is just the beginning! The studio is planning a second season of work for 5 seasons.
The original budget for the project was also half a million dollars, which is very high for the series, but then filming started and, to put it mildly, we had to adjust our financial plans a bit. According to the news, only the first season cost $465 million. So, half a million initial plans can go very quickly.
Hopefully this is only good for us viewers, because Tolkien’s magical world is really only worth watching on screen. Based on the first photo below, we have nothing to fear.
Just like the creative team that looks promising. The series will be created by Patrick McKay and John D. Payne, who have previously worked on the script for Star Trek: Above All. Directors of the episode include JA Bayona (The Impossible, Jurassic World: Fallen Empire), Charlotte Brändström (Butter), and Wayne Yip (Preacher, Who Are You, Doc?).
And players will be working with a refreshing number of budding and young actors, who could easily kick off their careers with The Lord of the Rings series. 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 , Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman and Sara Zwangobani.
And when does the new Tolkien processing come to us? September 2, 2022.
Episodes of season 8’s first part will be shown weekly, meaning that a high-quality opening is expected to drop in late October.