Amazon Lord of the Rings show gets 2022 premiere date, first image

Amazon’s initial Lord of the Rings series premieres Sept. 2, 2022, Amazon Studios revealed on Monday. The business stated recording of the very first season simply involved New Zealand.

The series, which does not yet have a title, will cover Middle-earth’s 2nd Age, Amazon stated in Monday’s declaration: “Beginning in a time of relative peace, thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth.”

Amazon revealed in late 2017 that it was producing an initial series based upon Tolkien’s dream franchise, in combination with book publisher HarperCollins, the Tolkien Estate and Trust, and New Line Movie theater, the supplier of the 2001-2003 trilogy directed by Peter Jackson.

Charlotte Brändström, who has actually directed episodes of The Witcher and Outlander, is aboard as this series’ director. J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay are the showrunners and executive manufacturers.

Stars appearing in the ensemble cast consist of: 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 Hollywood Press Reporter, in April, reported that the very first season of the program will cost $465 million to produce, on top of the $250 million the business invested in the rights to the franchise. That would make this the most costly tv production, ever, by a large margin. By contrast, the last season of HBO’s Video Game of Thrones cost $90 million, and Disney invested about $100 million on the very first year of The Mandalorian.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.