As Peter Jackson chose to make a trilogy of the Lord of the Rings, the tech just captured the massive imagination of J.R.R. Tolkien. It is almost 20 years since The Fellowship of the Rings reached films and cinemas at this time. What could anyone do with this particular source material? Despite this — plus the fact that Amazon has spent 250 million on buying the rights to this film — we are all eagerly awaiting the next Lord of the Rings TV show.
Why Is Lord Of The Rings TV Show Delayed?
The Lord of the Rings Series Amazon has shut down production due to fears about coronavirus. Four to five months after the first two episodes are shot, Amazon also reports that filming will stop to see what works.
The show currently has no official release date, but Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, told The Hollywood Reporter in 2018 that it will be on the platform sometime in 2021.
This is partially motivated by the fact that Amazon’s original contract, which gave them $250 million in price tag rights for the show, also contained a provision: the company had to begin production two years after the agreement was closed in November 2017. Of course, any show of this kind would take a while to produce — hence the premiere of 2021.
The cast of Lord of the Rings TV show will include:
- Nazanin Boniadi
- Owain Arthur
- Tom Budge
- Tyrone Muhafidin
- Megan Richards
- Daniel Weyman
- Charlie Vickers
- Ismael Cruz Cordova
- Ema Horvath
- Morfydd Clark
There was a rumor before that Amazon pulled a solo and created a prequel to a young version of Dunedain Ranger Aragorn, the kingdom of men’s heir in Lord of the Rings. But some new information has been released which confirms that this show goes even further back in time.
On 15 February, the official Twitter account of the show posted an unlabeled map of what we can all presume is Middle Earth. Everyone knows the map once a week from that time on, like Mordor and Moria, and you probably know only if you get big into LOTR lore.
In March, the account released what looks like the last iteration of the map with a few very significant locations marked with a tweet, “Welcome to the Second Era.” The map, as well as the section, confirm what many have already assumed, namely that the show was a prequel long before the time of Frodo.
Welcome to the Second Age: https://t.co/Tamd0oRgTw
— The Lord of the Rings on Prime (@LOTRonPrime) March 7, 2019