Amazon’s most anticipated original (yet-unnamed) Lord of the Rings series, will officially debut on Prime Video on Friday, September 2nd, 2022, with new episodes dropping each week.
Amazon Studios has released an official first image from the forthcoming Lord of the Rings series, which will be set in Middle-earth’s Second Age. The series will take place thousands of years before the events chronicled in J. R. R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings books,’ and also it will follow characters “both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth.”
The image release is merged to the series’ production wrap after filming in New Zealand. There was quick speculation by the fans that the series will be set in Valinor, as the image represents what appears to be the Two Trees.
Above is the first video released by the production, and it will very likely be one in a series of similar videos showing the making of the show between here and this time next year.
The official “The Lord of the Rings on Prime” Twitter account tweeted yesterday about the release date of the first episode of the series stating “On September 2, 2022, a new journey begins.”
The series’ first season reportedly cost around $465 million to produce. The star cast of the series includes Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Còrdova, 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. Showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay are executives producing the show.
Also, the series will premiere in more than 240 territories and countries when it will arrive on Prime Video next year.
So, that’s all. Stay tuned for more updates.