The highly anticipated The Lord of The Rings series will make its world premiere on September 2, 2022, on Amazon Prime Video. The company has also released the first image.
The Lord of the Rings books have sold an estimated 150 million copies. The next chapter begins in September 2022 with the release of Amazon Studios' The Lord of The Rings television series.
- "The journey begins September 2, 2022 with the premiere of our original The Lord of the Rings series on Prime Video," said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. "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."
The series takes place during the Second Age of Middle-earth's history, thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books.
- "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."
Amazon has released the first image from its 'The Lord of the Rings' series
The first season will be the most expensive television show produced to date with its gigantic $465 million budget. The television series is produced in collaboration with J. R. R. Tolkien's descendents and filming of the first season has just wrapped in New Zealand.
The retail giant has confirmed that the series will debut worldwide in more than 240 countries/territories on Amazon Prime Video on the same day.
The yet-to-be-titled series will debut on Friday, September 2, 2022, with new episodes coming weekly.
The production team
Headlining this ensemble cast are 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.
The series is led by showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne & Patrick McKay. They are joined by executive producers Lindsey Weber, Callum Greene, J.A. Bayona, Belén Atienza, Justin Doble, Jason Cahill, Gennifer Hutchison, Bruce Richmond, and Sharon Tal Yguado. Wayne Che Yip is co-executive producer and directs along with J.A. Bayona and Charlotte Brändström. Christopher Newman is a producer.