The ambitious production of The Lord of the Rings is one of the most anticipated premieres of Amazon Prime Video. A billion-dollar series that has already revealed its main cast and that, as they have advanced small informational pills, will be set in the Second Age of the chronology of Middle Earth and the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien
Although the series is scheduled to arrive to the streaming service during 2021, there is no specific date on the part of Amazon for the premiere of the production. However, during that same year there is a key date that could be the one chosen for the premiere of the series: the month of December.
A date not coincidental, given that in December 2021 the 20th anniversary of the premiere of The Fellowship of the Ring will be celebrated, the first film in the trilogy of The Lord of the Rings directed by Peter Jackson. Thus, the series would fit not only with the anniversary of the film, but it could also end its filming on time, which will begin in February 2020 and could be extended considerably in time, knowing the production value of the project.
Another benefit of premiering in December 2021 The Lord of the Rings would be to avoid competition with other series of a similar profile, such as The Witcher or House of the Dragon, the first spin-off of Game of Thrones. While the Geralt de Rivia series is already preparing a second season that will arrive during 2021, the Targaryen-centered fiction will arrive at HBO Max in 2022.
In this way, Amazon would prevent The Lord of the Rings from coinciding with the great bets of epic fantasy of its great competitors in the streaming market, Netflix and HBO. All in the event that the production of fiction ends on time, something that would be normal since filming will begin in New Zealand this February, despite the size of the project.
Created by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, the Amazon series has Robert Aramayo in his cast as the hero Beldor, Morfydd Clark as the young Galadriel, Markella Kavenagh as the elf Tyra or Joseph Mawlen as the villain Oren. For his part, J.A. Bayona will direct the first two episodes of the series, which will have up to eight chapters in its first season.