In addition to a first look shot, the Lord of the Rings TV series has confirmed its release date. In 2022, JRR Tolkien’s fantasy series will be adapted for Amazon Prime Video.
Additionally, Amazon has published the first official image from a hitherto unknown story set in Middle-earth. In the sweeping Middle-earth episode, Amazon has not revealed which character is featured, although the moment comes from the first episode of The Lord of the Rings.
For the Tolkien series, set in Middle Earth’s Second Age thousands of years before Sir Peter Jackson’s films, the studio has already made commitments for future seasons.
His Dark Materials and Dracula’s Morfydd Clark has been cast as the regal elf Galadriel — played by Cate Blanchett in the original film trilogy — so there will be some crossover.
Its international cast includes Nazanin Boniadi from Homeland, Sir Lenny Henry, Cynthia Addai-Robinson from Arrow, Peter Mullan from Harry Potter, and Maxim Baldry from Hollyoaks, to name just a few.
Many actors left the production owing to creative disputes and scheduling issues, including Tom Budge and Will Poulter.
War of the Rohirrim, an anime Lord of the Rings film under development at Warner Bros, will explore significant locales from Peter Jackson’s film The Two Towers.
Season 1 of Amazon’s show will be developed by longtime Game of Thrones producers Bryan Cogman, JD Payne, and Patrick McKay.
Lord of the Rings will be available on Amazon Prime Video in the United States and Canada.