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Amazon to premierThe Lord of the Rings' series in September 2022

Enrique R
Enrique R
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This series was announced more than 4 years ago, but it was 24 months ago that actual production of it began. Now, after filming, Amazon gives us the good news that we will have the premiere in series format on September 2, 2022.

An evil resurfaces in middle earth

In the plot of the series we will see an ancient evil that regains strength in Middle Earth, by chronologically analyzing the entire history we know that some ancient characters will come into action, of whom we know little and see little in action in the well-known films of the saga.

The series will only have 8 episodes in its first season, so when it comes to ancient events, it may be more of a sketch of what will be several seasons showing us the basis of the whole world that we saw unfold in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Amazon to premierThe Lord of the Rings' series in September 2022

The recordings were made in New Zealand, in landscapes that have already been used for the series, so continuity in style is guaranteed, important for the public to feel identified with the whole plot.

The Lord of the Rings series is the most expensive

At the beginning of its recording 2 years ago, the production team did not want to give details of the projected costs for the shoot, we all know that it is located over $400 million. Compared to the most famous series in history, we already have the first place as the most expensive. The specific cost was $465 million.

Tolkien's universe has not been retouched, so characters and events are on par with what in the saga we have known as ancient legends. There is no intention of spoiling, but it is likely that in the first seasons we will see some fantastic wars of the Lord of the Rings and certain powerful characters, that we hardly know, showing their full power.

Will Gandalf appear in The Lord of the Rings series?

Fans are surely asking about the likely appearance of the mighty wizard who, after a fight with a powerful evil being, died but was brought back to life as Gandalf the white. If everything happens in the estimated time, it is very possible that we will see it appear or in references.

Amazon to premierThe Lord of the Rings' series in September 2022

Thousands of years before the events of the Hobbit, ancient and powerful wizards were sent to confront the dark force of Sauron. Among these wizards were Gandalf, Saruman and the blue wizards (other ancient powerful characters of whom little more is known), at that time Saruman was the leader and most powerful among wizards.

Assured success? Amazon has already confirmed the second season of the series

This is one of the exceptional cases where we see something like this, before launching the series, Amazon already confirms the second part of it. It is a measure that can only be taken with stories that have such a solid and loyal fandom as The Lord of the Rings.

The biggest advantage is that we already know that no matter what happens, we will have a lot of history explained and developed in this series. If you are a fan of the battles or characters in The Lord of the Rings, you can be sure that you will see much grander battles and more powerful and interesting characters in the series that will be released next year.

Second season with new settings

The production will follow the professional lines, but there is something that has disappointed the fans a bit, it is the fact that it has already been decided that the second season of the Lord of the Rings series will be shot in landscapes of the United Kingdom and not in New Zealand…

Amazon to premierThe Lord of the Rings' series in September 2022

It is a risky and little understandable move, but we all hope that the development and quality of the plot that we will see will compensate for this small detail. From now on we will be attentive to the first trailers or advances about the first season, to show them to our followers.