The long awaited the Lord of the Rings The series has officially wrapped up filming for its first season, and Amazon celebrated the news by announcing a 2022 premiere date and sharing the first official look at Middle-earth.
Located during the Second Age, which is thousands of years before the events of JRR Tolkien The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, the still-untitled series will follow “a set of characters, both familiar and new, as they face the dreaded re-emergence of evil on Middle-earth” when it debuts on Friday, September 2, 2022.
The series, which has already been renewed for a second season, is directed by showrunners and executive producers JD Payne and Patrick McKay. Additionally, JA Bayona, Wayne Che Yip, and Charlotte Brändström directed the first eight episodes.
The sprawling Season 1 set, meanwhile, 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 Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman and Sara Zwangobani.
“As Bilbo says, ‘Now I think I’m quite ready to take another trip.’ Living and breathing Middle-earth these many months has been the adventure of a lifetime. We can’t wait for fans to have the chance to do that, too, “said Payne and McKay.
“The journey begins September 2, 2022 with the premiere of our The Lord of the Rings on Prime Video, ”said Jennifer Salke, director of Amazon Studios. “I cannot express enough how excited we are all to take our global audience on an epic new journey through Middle-earth! Our talented producers, actors, creatives and production teams have worked tirelessly in New Zealand to bring this unspeakable and awe-inspiring vision to life. ”