Amazon’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Gets A Release Date

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The long-gestating Amazon Studios’ adaption of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ has officially gotten a release of September 2, 2022 where it will be available to view on Amazon Prime. The announcement came with a “first look” image.

“Filming of Season One completed today in New Zealand,” Amazon said in a press release. “The new epic drama brings to screens for the very first time J.R.R. Tolkien’s fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. Beginning in a time of relative peace, thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth.”

Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios said, “The journey begins September 2, 2022 with the premiere of our original The Lord of the Rings series on Prime Video.”

She continued, “I can’t express enough just how excited we all are to take our global audience on a new and epic journey through Middle-earth! Our talented producers, cast, creative, and production teams have worked tirelessly in New Zealand to bring this untold and awe-inspiring vision to life.”

Executive producers J.D. Payne & Patrick McKay expressed their own enthusiasm for the upcoming fantasy project.

“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. We cannot wait for fans to have the chance to do so as well,” they said in a joint statement.

Members of the cast include 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 Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman, and Sara Zwangobani.


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