Los Angeles (USA), Aug 2 (EFE) .- The series that Amazon is preparing on “The Lord of the Rings” will premiere on September 2, 2022 worldwide, the company announced this Monday together with the publication of its first official image.
This long-awaited fiction, produced by the Spanish JA Bayona, is one of the big television bets for the coming years and has meant an investment of 465 million dollars for the e-commerce giant, which has just finished filming the first season in New Zealand.
The plot will be located “thousands of years before” the events narrated in “The Hobbit” and in the story of JRR Tolkien that became a trilogy for the cinema.
Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers and Daniel Weyman are the names already confirmed for the cast, whose first season will consist of eight episodes.
New Zealand was also the location chosen to film Peter Jackson’s successful trilogy that adapted Tolkien’s novels for film: “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” (2001), “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers “(2002) and” The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King “(2003).
The saga grossed $ 2,912 million worldwide.
The country was also the setting chosen to create the three films about “The Hobbit.”
“The Lord of the Rings” will try to emulate the phenomenon of “Game of Thrones” even on a larger scale, as the HBO series invested about 100 million dollars per season, far from the 465 of the Amazon fiction.
In addition to working as an executive producer, Bayona (“The Impossible”, 2012; “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”, 2018) will direct the first two episodes of this series.