Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV series renewed for second season, before season one starts filming

The highly anticipated Lord of the Rings TV series in production at Amazon Studios has garnered a lot of support from studio execs. So much so that they have already renewed it for a second season, even though the first hasn’t even started filming.

According to Deadline, there will actually be a four to five month break after the filming of the first couple of episodes. That is perhaps where the second season then comes in, as the filming of the rest of season one and the entirety of season two can be done simultaneously, cutting down on production costs. The series is expected to carry a hefty production cost, up there with the likes of Game of Thrones.

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The new Lord of the Rings TV series will be set in Middle Earth, exploring never before seen storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. The cast hasn’t been confirmed by Amazon Studios as of yet, but is rumoured to include Will Poulter, Markella Kavenagh and Joseph Mawle (who played Benjen Start in Game of Thrones). While we’re not sure about the exact timelines, the story is said to take place a very long time before any of the books or movies.

Like the Peter Jackson adaptation of the original trilogy, the Lord of the Rings TV series will be shot in New Zealand. This is to ensure a largely similar aesthetic to what fans are used to from the movies. It is then an imperative that all the planning is immaculate, as any slip ups in the production phase can lead to millions of dollars in delays once the cameras starts rolling.

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