The stunning landscapes added a lot to the end result. That’s why everyone is shocked by the news that Amazon is breaking tradition and that the second season of The Lord of the Rings TV series will be filmed in Britain instead of New Zealand.
The first season of the untitled The Lord of the Rings series ended on August 2, accompanied by Amazon officially publishedThat work, which is based on cilmarils, will arrive on September 2, 2022 on Amazon Prime. production a The most expensive TV series in the world It will spend $465 million for the first season alone, and the total budget could reach $1 billion by the end of the planned fifth season.
The crew is currently performing the first season in post-production in New Zealand until June 2022, but preparations for the next season will begin in the UK on January 1 in parallel. This step will not be small, as the built groups will be transferred to the blurry Albion.
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The decision breaks a 20-year tradition in the Amazon, where The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogy, directed by Peter Jackson, also takes place in New Zealand. The development sparked so much outrage on social media that one of the original movie heroes, Elijah Wood, who played Frodo the Bagged, was nodding his head based on his Twitter post:
The move to The Lord of the Rings series has also hit New Zealand, with local film committee chair David Strong saying: “Shame! I sympathize with everyone who put their heart and soul into filming the production. We expected the recording of the second season to start in 2022, so now we need to work to get enough business opportunities in the Kiwi sector. The decision is painful, but it also opens the door for other crews who want to launch country fire.”
The coronavirus epidemic also plays a role in migration
The deadline indicates that COVID-19 certainly played a role in the decision, as it was not yet possible to expect to close all key employees in March 2020 when the chain is installed. Strict rules and restrictions on entry to New Zealand led the Lord of the Rings to spend nearly two years in the country, separated from their families and friends. More than half of the production contributors are British, so in this regard, continuing to operate in the UK is a humanitarian decision.
However, quarantine rules also prevented Amazon executives from visiting the filming location and checking the conditions in which the crew was working, according to the newspaper. Additionally, due to the prevalence of the delta variant, the New Zealand government has stated that austerity measures will remain in place until 2022.
In addition to Britain, other countries will be able to host The Lord of the Rings
According to the US press, the decision may also bring with it a door for Lord of the Rings makers to work in other European countries as well. In this regard, it is enough to cite the Struggle of Thrones as an example, since the cast, in addition to Ireland, was filmed in Spain, Malta, Iceland, Croatia and others. It is clear that tourism on used sites in these countries has wildly flourished, People flocked to Dubrovnik at the same time, for example, to walk themselves the steps of the Királyvár staircase.
The second season of the Lord of the Rings series was pre-arranged by Amazon and is clearly meant to be the flagship of an online video store called Prime.