Amazon Prime Video has announced the premiere date of the series of ‘The Lord of the rings‘. The long-awaited production, still untitled, It will premiere on Friday, September 2, 2022 on Prime Video in more than 240 countries. and territories around the world. Filming for the first season has been completed in New Zealand.
“The adventure begins on September 2, 2022 with the premiere of our original series ‘The Lord of the Rings’ on Prime Video“said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios.” I can’t say enough how excited we are to take our global audience on an epic new journey through Middle-earth! Our talented producers, cast, creative and production teams have worked tirelessly in New Zealand to bring this impressive and never-before-told vision to life. ”
In addition, the company has released the first image of fiction, in which one of the characters can be seen in the middle of an impressive landscape.
The drama is set in JRR Tolkien’s legendary Second Age of Middle-earth history.. The series begins in a moment of relative peace, thousands of years before the events narrated in JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and follows a cast of characters, known and new, as they take on the dreaded resurgence of evil in Middle-earth.
Heading this ensemble cast are Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin , Sophia Nomvete, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman, and Sara Zwangobani.
The series is led by showrunners and executive producers JD Payne and Patrick McKay; They are joined by executive producers Lindsey Weber, Callum Greene, JA Bayona, Belén Atienza, Justin Doble, Jason Cahill, Gennifer Hutchison, Bruce Richmond and Sharon Tal Yguado, as well as Wayne Che Yip as co-executive producer, and producer Christopher Newman.
“As Bilbo would say: ‘I think I’m ready for another adventure’. Living and breathing Middle Earth these months has been the adventure of our lives. We are impatient that the fans can also do it “, have advanced Payne and McKay.
The Lord of the Rings was named Amazon customer’s favorite book of the millennium in 1999 and the UK’s most loved novel of all time in The Big Read on the BBC in 2003. The Lord of the Rings has been translated into about 40 languages and has sold more than 150 million copies.