Just like all other film and TV production industry, production for 'The Lord of the Rings TV series' is on hold because of the coronavirus outbreak. However, sources say that the filming is starting because the COVID-19 cases in New Zealand are low, where the shooting is going on. The latest update is that there is a chance for Galadriel, Sauron, and Elrond to make cameos in the series.
During this period everyone has learnt a good lot about 'The Lord of the Rings TV series' from recognisable characters to casting calls. This article consists of all the information you need to know about the upcoming amazon prime video series, 'The Lord of the Rings.'
In November of 2017, Amazon bought all rights on 'The Lord of the Rings TV series' by committing to a five-season production worthing to at least one billion dollars, making it to be the most expensive TV series. In July 2018, Payne and McKay, given the task of developing the series. The casting calls were all over the world, and filming is in Auckland, New Zealand.
The series production came to a pause because of the coronavirus pandemic, started again now because of low case rates. The second season conformation was in November of 2019. There is no set release date for the series, but it is expecting to release in 2021 on Amazon Prime Video.
The main cast for the series are:
The stakes are pretty high about everyone knowing of the source from which the series is from, for those who don't, the series is from the famous 'The Lord of the Rings' novels written by J.R.R. Tolkien. When the announcement of the series came out by Amazon, speculations were that the series would be the same as the books and movies. However, in March an announcement came out saying that the series will be a prequel and that the series will be taking place during the second age of time. It means the story is set thousands of years before 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' Middle-earth, during the age of Sauron.
The story of the series will take place during the age of fabled creatures like elves, orcs, dwarves, hobbits, and wizards. This story is set hundreds and thousands of years before the time of the novels and movies. It was during Second-age Middle-earth when Sauron was ruling the place. Sauron made a ring that was so powerful which helped rule over all other sturdy rings, but by the time of Smeagol's rule the ring was lost for 2000 years, until 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings.'