Lord of the Rings on Amazon Prime has been in the works for over three years and fans are eagerly awaiting the series release. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know including release date, cast, trailer, plot and more.
When is Lord of the Rings TV series out?
In 2017, Amazon Prime bought the television rights for Lord of the Rings for $250 million in November 2017.
They signed up for five seasons for $1 billion, the most expensive television series ever.
Filming for the series began in February 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand and sadly, production was halted in March as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Thankfully, filming has now resumed but unfortunately, the delay had an impact on the show’s release date.
The Lord of the Rings TV series is now not expected to premiere on Prime Video until 2021.
To watch The Lord of the Rings when it premieres, you can subscribe to Prime from £7.99/$12.99 per month after a 30-day free trial.
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Who is in the cast of The Lord of the Rings TV series?
The main cast of The Lord of the Rings was announced at the beginning of 2020.
Fans will see Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman take centre stage in The Lord of the Rings.
Today (Thursday, December 3) 20 new cast members were announced as joining the series.
The new cast members joining The Lord of the Rings are:
- Power’s Cynthia Addai-Robinson
- Years and Years’ Maxim Baldry
- Shelter’s Ian Blackburn
- Top of the Lake’s Kip Chapman
- The Wilds’ Anthony Crum
- Fract’s Maxine Cunliffe
- A Discovery of Witches’ Trystan Gravelle
- Award-winning actor and comedian Sir Lenny Henry
- Donmar’s Thusitha Jayasundera
- You, Me & The Apocalypse’s Fabian McCallum
- Knightfall’s Simon Merrells
- The Bill’s Geoff Morrell
- Trainspotting’s Peter Mullan
- You, Me and the Apocalypse’s Lloyd Owen
- Prison Break’s Augustus Prew
- Underworld: Rise of the Lycans’ Peter Tait
- When We Go To War’s Alex Tarrant
- Citizen’s Handbook’s Leon Wadham
- Jessica Jones’ Benjamin Walker
- Disgrace’s Sara Zwangobani
Showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay said: “The world that J.R.R. Tolkien created is epic, diverse, and filled with heart.
“These extraordinarily talented performers, hailing from across the globe, represent the culmination of a multi-year search to find brilliant and unique artists to bring that world to life anew.
“The international cast of Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series is more than just an ensemble. It is a family. We are thrilled to welcome each of them to Middle-earth.”
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What will happen in The Lord of the Rings TV series?
The TV adaption of The Lord of the Rings is developed by JD Payne and Patrick McKay in co-operation with Tolkien Estate.
The series will be set in the Second Age of Middle-earth before the events of the Lord of the Rings novel and films.
Thankfully, Amazon has released a synopsis for the series. It reads: “Set in Middle-earth, the television adaptation will explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring.
“A world-renowned literary work and winner of the International Fantasy Award and Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, The Lord of the Rings was named Amazon customers’ favourite book of the millennium in 1999 and Britain’s best-loved novel of all time in BBC’s The Big Read in 2003.
“The Lord of the Rings has been translated into around 40 languages and has sold more than 150 million copies.
“Its theatrical adaptations from New Line Cinema and director Peter Jackson, earned a combined gross of nearly $6 billion worldwide and garnered 17 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.”
Is there a trailer for The Lord of the Rings TV series?
No, there is no trailer yet for The Lord of The Rings TV series.
A trailer is likely to drop closer to the shows release date in 2021.
In the meantime, you can rent or purchase The Lord of the Rings films via Amazon Prime Video.
To rent, it costs £3.49 and to purchase for £7.99.
The Lord of the Rings is coming to Amazon Prime in 2021
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