Production has officially ended on Season 1 of Amazon’s upcoming film. The Lord of the Rings TV series, which is set to be one of the most ambitious (not to mention expensive) TV shows ever produced. To mark the end of this first season’s photography in New Zealand, the site announced the show’s premiere date – September 2, 2022 – and unveiled the series’ first official image.
The image above had to be cropped to fit our site; here is the first full overview:
Here’s the official synopsis for the show:
The epic new drama brings the legendary story of the Second Age of Middle-earth by JRR Tolkien to the screens for the very first time. Beginning in a time of relative peace, thousands of years before the events of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books, the series follows a set of characters, both familiar and new, as they face off against the formidable re-emergence of evil in Middle-earth.
The show stars 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 show was produced by JD Payne and Patrick McKay. The show will air exclusively on Amazon’s Prime Video service next fall. The episodes are expected to air weekly. Amazon has already committed to producing five seasons of the series; the first season alone cost almost half a billion dollars.
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