Amazon Studios Eyes September Launch For ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Original Series

'The Lord of the Rings' Original Series - Courtesy of Amazon Studios
The highly yet to be titled Amazon Original The Lord of the Rings television series premieres Friday, September 2, 2022 on Prime Video. Over 240 countries and territories will be tuning into the show, which will feature new episodes weekly.
‘The Lord of the Rings’ Original Series Credit: Ben Rothstein Courtesy of Amazon Studios

Filming of The Lord of the Rings original series was completed today in New Zealand. Set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books, the series focuses on a diverse cast of characters as they brace for the “re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth.”

J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay are the showrunners. “As Bilbo says, ‘Now I think I am quite ready to go on another journey.’ Living and breathing Middle-earth these many months has been the adventure of a lifetime,” said Payne and McKay. “We cannot wait for fans to have the chance to do so as well.”

The cast includes 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 Kavanagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvette, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weynam and Sara Zwangobani.

The Lord of the Rings books has been translated to an estimated 40 languages. With over 150 million copies sold, the series continues its popularity.

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