A series to find them all, to drive them in front of the television and to tie them to Amazon Prime: The streaming service shares the first picture as well as the start date for the long-awaited “The Lord of the Rings” series.
The film trilogy “The Lord of the Rings” is one of the most successful blockbusters of all time. The adventures of Frodo, Sam, Gandalf, Aragorn and Co., elaborately staged by director Peter Jackson, came to the cinemas in the form of the first part “The Companions” at the end of 2001 and grossed millions worldwide. Now the streaming service Amazon Prime has set itself the task of producing the novels by JRR Tolkien as a series. A first picture of the show can be seen in an Instagram post. There is also already a very specific premiere date.
According to the description of a photo that was published on the Instagram profile of the streaming provider, it will be so far in a year: “A new journey will begin on September 2, 2022”. You can see a fairytale backdrop with a big city in the background. It could be Gondor. You can see a man in a white cloak standing in front of it. Not to be seen in the post: what the series will be called. There is still no title for the project.
The series is set to take place thousands of years before the events of JRR Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings”. The author has spent his life writing novels set in the world of Middle-earth he invented. Nevertheless, well-known (film) characters from Middle-earth such as Galadriel and Elrond are said to appear in the story. The first season was shot in New Zealand.