The Lord of the Rings series will have a Season 2. While the first season is still in pre-production in New Zealand, Amazon has already announced the creation of a sequel. Unsurprisingly, the e-commerce giant’s titanic project is expected to take several seasons to complete.
As our colleagues at Deadline report, Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, has announced the production of a second season of the Lord of the Rings event series. The directors of the studio say they have already brought together the writers in order to draw up the outlines of this second season.
Once the shooting of the first two episodes of the first season was completed, the teams planned to take a 4-5 month break . During this hiatus, Senior Producers and Executive Producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay will take stock of the work accomplished. The essence of the script for season 2 will then be written.
According to Deadline, Amazon could decide to shoot in season 2 in the wake of, or even at the same time as season 1. The wait between the first two seasons of the series is therefore expected to be rather short. This was already the strategy employed by Peter Jackson for the filming of the trilogy. This method reduces production costs (which are expected to be enormous).
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For the moment, Amazon has not communicated any release date for the first season. Given the production schedule for the series, The Lord of the Rings is not expected to appear in the Amazon Prime Video catalogue until 2021, 20 years after the release of The Lord of the Rings in theatres.
As a reminder, the prequel will be directed by the Spanish video director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,…). The cast of the series includes Markella Kavenagh, Will Poulter (Black Mirror Bandersnatch, Netflix’s interactive series) and Jospeh Mawle (Uncle Benjen Stark from Game of Thrones).
Source : Deadline