“Lord of the Rings” Series Set For 2022

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

Filming officially wrapped today in New Zealand on the first season of Amazon Studios’ “The Lord of The Rings” TV series.

To commemorate the news, the streaming giant has released the first publicity photo from the series and announced a Friday, September 2nd 2022 premiere date for the first season.

New episodes will be released weekly, exclusively on Prime Video. An official title for the series has yet to be set.

J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay developed the epic drama set in the Second Age of Middle-earth – thousands of years before the events of the Peter Jackson film trilogy. The project is considered easily the most expensive TV series ever made.

The cast 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.