The Amazon Prime series based on Lord of the Rings saga is getting a second season. Season one hasn’t even begun shooting. According to Deadline, Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke confirmed the news saying “season two is already in the works.”
Amazon Studios acquire the series in 2017 with a multi-season commitment, however each season has to be officially greenlit by the network. This early renewal will give Amazon the luxury of putting out season two a lot quicker after the season one finale.
There is no official title for the series and we don’t have a confirmed synopsis. All we know is that the series will explore new stories in the Second Age, before J. R. R. Tolkien The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. The show’s cast include Will Poulter, Markella Kavenagh and Joseph Mawle.
Showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay lead the writing team and also executive produce with director J.A. Bayona and his producing partner Belén Atienza, Lindsey Weber, Bruce Richmond, Gene Kelly, Sharon Tal Yguado. Gennifer Hutchison, Jason Cahill and Justin Doble will also write and produce the series.
Deadline reports that the series will begin filming in New Zealand after the winter season is over. Their winter occurs during the United States’ summer, so that will be around September/October of next year. So it’s possible we may have to wait until the end of 2020, more like 2021 to see the show.