Amazon has moved filming for its Lord of the Rings trilogy series from New Zealand to Britain, MTI reports. The first season has been completed in New Zealand, which has been the home of the franchise since its inception, but the next season, according to Deadline.com, will be chosen in a new location starting next January.
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 writings are based on the film series, was an English writer who designed the county of Middle-earth according to the climate history, fauna, and flora of rural England. However, the Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings film trilogy was filmed in New Zealand by director Peter Jackson.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Zealand has closed its borders. The characters and staff of the series, about half of whom are British, have been stuck in the country for nearly two years. Moving allows them to work close to 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, based on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, will premiere on a weekly basis starting in September 2022. Amazon already has He also presented the first pictures About the series, which is planned for several seasons.
The story of The Lord of the Rings: The Alliance of the Ring, so take place before the first part of the JRR Tolkien fantasy trilogy. Starring Cynthia Addai Robinson and Robert Aramayo.
Amazon paid $250 million ($75 billion) for the imaging rights to Tolkien’s property manager.
In addition, production costs are 100-150 million US dollars (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.