Filming of The Lord of the Rings has moved from New Zealand to Britain

Friday, August 13, 2021 – 12:14

Amazon is moving filming of a series based on the Lord of the Rings trilogy to Britain. The first season was still complete in New Zealand, but the next season will be taped at the new location starting January 1, 2022, Deadline.com writes.

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Amazon will present the first season from September 2022. The sets of the series will be moved to Britain, but it is not yet known exactly where the shooting will be.

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), whose novels are based on the film series, was in English and modeled after the county of Middle-earth according to the climate history, fauna and flora of rural England. On the other hand, the Academy Award winning Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed in New Zealand by director Peter Jackson, which is New Zealand.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Zealand has closed its borders, as the characters and staff of the series, nearly half of whom are British, remain stuck in the country for nearly two years. Moving allows them to work close to their home and family. At the same time, new staff will be needed to replace New Zealand workers.

The decision also provides an opportunity to shoot for production in other parts of Europe. For example, Ireland’s HBO series The Battle for Thrones has been filmed several times in other countries, such as Britain, Spain, Malta, Iceland and Croatia.

Episodes of the first season of the untitled series, which is based on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, will be shown on a weekly basis starting in September 2022. Amazon has already revealed the first images of the series it is planning for several seasons.

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The story of The Lord of the Rings: The Alliance of the Ring, so take place before the first part of JRR Tolkien’s fictional trilogy. Starring Cynthia Addai Robinson and Robert Aramayo.

Amazon reportedly paid $250 million for the imaging rights to Tolkien’s old boss. Production costs also start at $100-150 million per season.

The Lord of the Rings trilogy was chosen by Amazon customers in 1999 as the favorite book of the millennium. According to a 2003 BBC poll, this is the most popular novel of all time.

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