Rejoice, Lord Of The Rings fans! Amazon Prime’s next big project is a TV series inspired by the LOTR novels and movies. J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay created it, and the TV show will premiere exclusively on Amazon’s streaming site. The series has been in talks since 2018, but in 2019, the production became official then there was a huge gap because of the pandemic. But as the situation has gotten much better, when will the Lord Of The Rings Show release? And is it a limited series?
The TV show is scheduled to release in 2022 and is great news for fans because a second season was also ordered formally by Amazon back in 2019. The Lord of the Rings TV Series budget was ridiculously high because of its unusual filming places and a cast full of celebrities. Based on Tolkien’s work, get ready to explore the exceptional Middle world!
The fans were kept well updated with the show’s production process, but it has been over a year since the series was confirmed. And now, finally, we have a release date. What is it? Continue reading the article to know more!
The Lord Of The Rings Show Release Date
The filming of the 8 part series took place in New Zealand, exactly where the original movies were produced. Lord of The Rings Show was supposed to release in December of 2021, but Covid-19 got in the way; hence the show was delayed for almost a year.
Recently Amazon revealed that Lord Of The Rings would premiere on 2nd September 2022! But the sad part is that all 8 episodes won’t be added to Amazon’s library right away; instead, a new episode will be released every week.
The cast of The Lord Of The Rings Show
The huge ensemble cast includes Morfydd Clark, Markella Kavenagh, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Joseph Mawle, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Trystan Gravelle, and Maxim Baldry. Their character details are still mostly unknown.
The lead character of Beldor was supposed to be played by Will Poulter but due to the conflict in schedule. He had to back off. Other important casts are:
- Ian Blackburn
- Kip Chapman
- Anthony Crum
- Maxine Cunliffe
- Thusitha Jayasundera
- Fabian McCallum
- Simon Merrells
- Geoff Morrell
- Peter Mullan
- Lloyd Owen
- Augustus Prew,
- Alex Tarrant
- Leon Wadham
- Benjamin Walker
- Sara Zwangobani
As the show will premiere in the last months of 2022, we’ll have to wait for more time to find out the character details of the aforementioned actors!
If you’re a fan of the LOTR movies, we have huge news for you; a few of the actors featured in the film adaptations will also return in the Lord Of The Rings Show. Morfydd Clark will reprise her role of Galadriel. Hugo Weaving’s character Elrond will also be one of the main protagonists of the upcoming show, but it is not confirmed whether the same actor will play him. Along with Eldron, there are high chances of Sauron featuring too!
The show will not follow the events of the books exactly, instead expect something like “Silmarillion.” When Elijah Wood was asked about this question, he replied:
“From what I understand, the material they are working on exists chronologically further back in history in the lore of Lord of the Rings or Middle Earth than any characters represented in Lord of the Rings.”
“It sounds more Silmarillion era. Not to get nerdy, but it’s the Second Age of Middle Earth.”
We won’t get to see much of the original characters from the films because Lord Of The Rings Show is set in a different timeline, almost 3000 years before the films’ events! Luckily Amazon has also revealed a plot synopsis for it:
“Amazon Studios’ forthcoming series brings to screens for the very first time the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. It will take viewers back to an era in which forged great powers, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness.
Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of familiar and new characters as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.”
The Lord Of The Rings Show Trailer
Up till now, we don’t have an official trailer from Amazon, but we do have some teaser pictures, which you can view at the show’s official Twitter account!