It’s been almost twenty graceful years since the beginning of Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings film franchise has begun, and talking from the success of The Hobbit trilogy, we still can’t get enough of seeing J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy works brought to life — whether on the silver screen or in association with amazon prime, Tolkien’s literary magic for the small screen, with the company signing a reported $250m rights contract in November 2017 with the author’s estate, publisher HarperCollins and New Line Cinema to produce a multi-season show for television.
With the company signing a reported $250m rights contract in November 2017 with the author’s estate, publisher HarperCollins and New Line Cinema to produce a multi-season show for television.
As per the words of Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke, production on the series will begin in 2020 – but assuming about the arrant scale of the drama, it could be a while before it makes it onto screens. Amazon has also announced shooting will break for four or five months after the first two episodes are filmed to see what’s working.
Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur and Nazanin Boniadi are among the leading stars, and they’ll be supported by the likes of Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyrone Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, and Charlie Vickers.
“After undertaking an extensive global search, we are delighted finally to reveal the first group of brilliant performers who will take part in Amazon’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ series,” said showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay.
“These exceptionally talented women and men are more than just our actors: they are the newest members of an ever-expanding creative family that is now working tirelessly to bring Middle-earth to life anew for fans and audiences worldwide”, they added.