The filming of the first season came to an end last week with great news: the expected release date of the fiction on Amazon Prime Video.
The series of The Lord of the rings in which Amazon Studios is working has taken an unexpected turn in the production of its second season and has announced that will be brought from New Zealand to the United Kingdom to carry out its filming, although will return to the iconic enclave to carry out post-production. This has been officially announced by the company, announcing the filming of the new installment.
The first season of the ambitious project ended its filming a little over a week ago and, hand in hand with the good news, the streaming platform announced another: The series would premiere worldwide on September 2, 2022. The second season of fiction, however, was planned long before, since the company had already officially announced the renewal at the end of 2019.
The news that The Lord of the rings leaving New Zealand is as surprising as it is disappointing, especially for fans of the film franchise built around the famous work of JRR Tolkien, since New Zealand has been home to Middle-earth ever since Peter Jackson shot the first movie, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 20 years ago.
In summary as confirmed by Amazon: the pre-production of the second season of the original series Untitled by The Lord of the rings will start in early 2022, will be shot in the UK over the next few months and post-production will continue in New Zealand until June 2022.
An iconic cast member of the trilogy of The Lord of the rings, Elijah Wood, commissioned to play Frodo Bolson, have reacted quickly to the news and he has done it by putting his hands to his head. Or something similar, since what he has used has been the emoji of the hand in the face as a sign of exasperation or disbelief.
Similarly, the reaction in networks has not been long in coming, with some comments as witty as that of a user who recalled that “we all know that Middle-earth is in New Zealand.”
It’s not the first time Wood has referred to the Amazon series. Last February he declared in an interview with Empire that, in his view, fiction was not The lord of the ringss: “I find it strange that they talk about her as The Lord of the rings Because it is not The Lord of the rings. It takes place in the Second Age of Middle Earth. “
On the other hand, though a year separates us from the premiere of the series that could be the biggest television bombshell of the new decade, the announcement of the release date came accompanied by a first image that made the hair stand on end and left no doubt that those involved in the project had put all the meat on the grill. However, the details that we know are still very scarce and the only thing 100% certain since it is part of the official description of the series is that its plot will take place in “the legendary Second Age of the history of the Middle Earth of JRR Tolkien” and that the story begins in a moment of relative peace, thousands of years before the events narrated in The Hobbit Y The Lord of the rings by JRR Tolkien. In this scenario, a group of “characters, known and new, face the feared resurgence of evil in Middle-earth.”
We also still do not know details about the characters, although we do know the actors that make up the entire cast and it is expected that the story is related to the moment when the One Ring was forged and the initial rise of Sauron to power.