Peter Jackson’s directed “The Lord of the Ring” was first released in 2001. The film series is based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. The first film was released in 2001 (“The fellowship of the Ring”), followed by “The Two Tower”(2002) and “The Returning of the King” in 2003. The film series was successful in making three billion in the box office and was able to take home eleven Oscars.
After the success of the series, the fans couldn’t get enough of seeing J. R.P Tolkien’s epic work brought to life. In November 2017, amazon studios expressed their will to produce the least of five seasons of ‘Lord of the Rings.’ According to Jennifer Salke, the head of the Amazon studio, the series will be aired by 2020, though no official announcement regarding the dates is made. Amazon has announced that the shooting will break after two episodes and resume after seeing the public reaction.
The series is filmed in New Zealand. The showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay said that while they searched for the location in which they could bring to life the primordial beauty of the Second Age of Middle-earth, they knew they needed to find somewhere majestic, with pristine coasts, forests, and mountains, that also is a home to world.
The full main cast was announced by Amazon in January 2020. It included Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Tyrone Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman.
According to some of our sources, we got to know that the series will be set during the 3,441-year period before the events of The Fellowship of the Ring. In the J.R.R. Tolkien timeline, this is known as the Age of Númenor, or the Second Age.
This means, unfortunately, that we probably won’t see many of the characters from the original series in it, as they weren’t around during this time.