AMAZON Studios won the rights to produce at least five seasons of the Lord of the Rings series, and it looks as if the TV version is finally coming together – gradually.
In a growing bid to take on other streaming giants, such as Netflix, Amazon is looking to make this one of their signature shows, but when is it coming out and what else do we know?
When is Lord of the Rings on Amazon Prime?
An official release date for the first series of Lord of the Rings still hasn’t been made just yet, but we expect it to be soon.
Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke had previously revealed that production on the first season was expected to commence in 2020.
Given its complex narrative, and since we only know a few people that are currently attached to the show, it would seem as if Lord of the Rings won’t be out for a while.
Still, just to know that the first series is in development gives us enough reason to believe that we’ll be hearing plenty of more details concerning a release date once production officially starts next year.
What is the show about?
Amazon has shared that Lord of the Rings will be set during the 3,441-year period, well before the events of The Fellowship of the Ring.
This evidently means that fans will not be seeing any of the famous characters from the original series, as they weren’t around during this particular time.
It’s believed that the writers of the show are potentially looking to “chronicle the downfall of the fabled civilization of Man that Aragorn’s bloodline was descended from.”
Knowing this narrative, it would make sense as to why Aragorn’s past could potentially play a part in the series, but – of course – nothing has been confirmed just yet.
Other than that, Amazon has remained quiet on any further details regarding one of the most anticipated shows on its streaming service.
Who is in the cast?
Will Poulter is the first male actor to have been confirmed as a cast member of the Lord of the Rings television series on Amazon.
According to Variety, the talented star from Hammersmith bagged himself a role that “was one of the most coveted jobs in town for young actors.”
And though he’s been cast for a recurring role, Amazon has yet to reveal any information regarding his character on the show.
Will already has a tremendous number of credentials in film and television, which include major roles in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, The Revenant, Detroit and The Maze Runner, to name a few.
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In July, the same publication reported that producers have cast Markella Kavenagh for a lead role in the forthcoming series.
While details, again, have remained under wraps, according to her IMDb page, the actress will play a character named Tyra – and that’s as much as we currently know.
If Markella looks familiar, you may recognise her from previous work on the TV mini-series Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Cry and 2018’s Romper Stomper.