Amazon have announced that the upcoming epic fantasy series adaptation of The Lord Of The Rings will premiere on Amazon Prime on the 2nd September 2022, while also revealing the first-look photo for the series.
The series is set to explore the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-Earth’s history. Being set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings, the series will feature an ensemble of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-Earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.
Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, released a statement saying:
The journey begins September 2, 2022, with the premiere of our original The Lord of the Rings series on Prime Video. 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.
J.D Payne and Patrick McKay are executive producers and showrunners on the series, with J.A Bayona directing the first two episodes and serving as executive producer alongside creative partner Belén Atienza, as well as Lindsey Weber, Bruce Richmond, Callum Greene, Gennifer Hutchison, Jason Cahill, Justin Doble and Sharon Tal Yguado.
The Lord of the Rings has quite a large-scale ensemble that includes Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Ema Horvath, Morfydd Clark, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Daniel Weyman, Lenny Henry, Peter Mullan, Lloyd Owen, Augustus Prew, Peter Tait, Benjamin Walker, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Simon Merrells, Maxim Baldry, Ian Blackburn, Kip Chapman, Anthony Crum, Maxine Cunliffe, Trystan Gravelle, Thusitha Jayasundera, Fabian McCallum, Geoff Morrell, Alex Tarrant, Leon Wadham, Sara Zwangobani, Charles Edwards, Will Fletcher, Amelie Child-Villiers and Beau Cassidy.