Someone’s feeling confident. Just yesterday, Amazon Prime Video released the first image from his ambitious, expensive Lord of the Rings series, which is set during the Second Age of Middle-earth. It also revealed a premiere date: we’ll head back to J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic fantasy world on September 2, 2022.
Now, the official Lord of the Rings Twitter account has announced that filming on the first season of the show has wrapped, and Amazon is celebrating by giving us a look at some of the professionals who made it happen:
So they filmed The Lord of the Rings show in sun-lit forests, on sandy beaches, in rolling fields and on black rocks. It sounds like they’re getting their $500 million worth.
The Lord of the Rings release date on Amazon
For such a gigantic show, we still don’t know a ton about what will actually happen in this Lord of the Rings series, or even if it will be called The Lord of the Rings. After all, that’s the name given to the story of Frodo and the One Ring, but the Second Age happened thousands of years before that. Some characters like Sauron and Galadriel are still around back then, but many won’t be born for a good long while.
We even know who’s playing Galadriel: Welsh actor Morfydd Clark. And there are a lot of other people she’ll be acting alongside. And we’ve heard rumors about what the show will be like, but we may have to wait until September of next year to be sure of anything.