This series, which is set thousands of years before The Lord of the Rings, has wrapped filming for the first season. Now, fans will get a look at the history of Middle-earth’s “Second Age.” The show will feature characters both new and familiar to fans of The Lord of the Rings.
J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay developed this series and serve as both showrunners and executive producers. Callum Greene, Lindsey Weber, Justin Doble, J.A. Bayona, Belén Atienza, Gennifer Hutchison, Jason Cahill, Sharon Tal Yguado and Bruce Richmond will also executive produce. Wayne Che Yip is the co-executive producer and Christopher Newman is the producer. Charlotte Brändström is the director.
Over the years, Tolkien’s beloved tale of Frodo and the Ring of Power has garnered multiple awards. In 2003, The Lord of the Rings was named Britain’s best-loved novel in the BBC’s The Big Read. Before that, in 1999, it was deemed Amazon customers’ favorite book of the millennium. The book is also the winner of the International Fantasy Award and the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award.
The journey of this new series began in 2017 when Amazon bought the television rights to Tolkien’s classic tale for close to $250 million. Production began in February of 2020. However, the COVID-19 pandemic caused production to be put on hold. The show has since wrapped filming.
Today, August 2, the official The Lord of the Rings Twitter page posted the release date saying, “On September 2, 2022, a new journey begins.”
On September 2, 2022, a new journey begins. pic.twitter.com/9tnR7WqDoA
— The Lord of the Rings on Prime (@LOTRonPrime) August 2, 2021
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