Amazon is doing things right with its upcoming Lord of the Rings series. Announced way back in 2017, the studio has been very slow to get things moving on the show, wanting to deliver the best possible product for fans. And Wednesday they took a big step in the right direction by revealing that the show would be filming in New Zealand, where Peter Jackson filmed all six of his Tolkien-based films.
Showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay released a statement regarding the decision to film in New Zealand. “We knew we needed to find somewhere majestic, with pristine coasts, forests, and mountains, [that’s also] home to world-class sets, studios, and highly skilled and experienced craftspeople and other staff.”
Not much is known about the plot still, though we do know Will Poulter and Markella Kavenagh are set to star in the series. We also know that Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom director J.A. Bayona has been tapped to direct a few episodes of the series. No release date has been announced but with production set to begin later this year, I’d expect to see it before the end of next year.