There is good news for fans of The Lord of the Rings franchise. Amazon sees the potential and is coming with a new TV show for Lord of the Rings. Amazon is overspending on the right to create five seasons of a joy ride full of thrill and fantasy. Here are all the recent updates about this new TV show.
Details about Lord of the Rings TV show
Many people are saying that Amazon is trying to make its version of Game of Thrones by using the story and characters in The Lord of the Rings franchise. They have spent an amount of 250 million dollars on the rights. There are five seasons already sanctioned.
What is The Lord of the Rings TV show all about?
Very few details of this new show are out, suggesting that the setting will be during the second age. This age covers Sauron, who is the Dark Lord and creator of the Ring of power. The age also features the destruction of the Ring when Sauron returns.
The expectation from the show is incredibly high, and the story will be covering centuries of Middle Earth. The show will find exciting ways to blend the aspects of Tolkien’s world but, at the same point in time, become unique in itself. The makers are trying to create something that the fans are familiar with but simultaneously an experience that is different from the movies.
This will be one hell of a challenge, and only time will tell how the audiences respond.
When is the Lord of the Rings TV show going to release?
The production had to stop because of the coronavirus pandemic. It was difficult to continue filming because of the social distancing guidelines and the spread of the virus worldwide. However, there was news in July 2020 that the production has resumed their work to complete filming for the first season. The filming is going on in New Zealand, and the country has given special International permission to the film crew to finish their work.
There are numerous other reasons this show is going to face a delay, which involves the scale of the series as well as the task of living up to the expectations. Amazon is ambitious about the show and, at the same point in time, is anxious about delivering the right content.
There is no official announcement on a release date for The Lord of the Rings TV show. But speculation suggests that it will not be available before the second half of 2021.
Who is going to be part of the star cast for this new TV show?
The timeline and the events of the show are before the characters that are already present in the Lord of the Rings movies. There is a possibility that Sauron or Gandalf can appear in any of the seasons. Some rumors also suggest that the show can feature a young Aragorn, but that contradicts the period.
In an announcement in January 2020, there were some names out for the possible cast members for this new TV show. These include Joseph Mawale of Game of Thrones, Ismael Cruz Cordova of Ray Donovan, Robert Aramayo of Nocturnal Animals, Owain Arthur, Tom Budge, Ema Horvath, Charlie Vickers, Tyrone Muhafidin, Megan Richards, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Markella Kavenagh, Daniel Weyman, Sophia Nomvete and Dylan Smith.
Everyone embraces The Lord of the Rings franchise. There is a considerable fanbase, and this new show has to please the fans. Amazon sees the potential this franchise has, and the wait is soon going to be over.