Amazon is moving filming of a series based on the Lord of the Rings trilogy to Britain. The first season was completed in New Zealand, which has been the home of the franchise since its inception, but the following season will be recorded at the new location from January 1, 2022. Deadline.com writes. Amazon will present the first season starting in September 2022.
The sets of the series will be transferred 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 an Englishman and modeled the province 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.
New Zealand closed its borders, as the characters and cast of the series, about half of them British, remained 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, HBO’s series The Battle for Thrones, which was mainly produced in Ireland, 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.
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.
According to the information, Amazon paid $ 250 million (75 billion HUF) for the imaging rights to Tolkien’s property manager. In addition, production costs are $100-150 million (30-45 billion HUF) 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.