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[11/18/19 - 05:37 PM]
"The Lord of the Rings" on Amazon Gets Early Season Two Renewal
The company confirmed the news via the show's social media account.

[10/21/19 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 21
Updates include: Rosie Perez boards HBO Max's "The Flight Attendant"; Joseph Mawle cast in Amazon's "The Lord of the Rings" series; and Melanie Lynskey to star in Showtime's "Yellowjackets."

[09/17/19 - 03:06 PM]
Amazon Studios Announces New Zealand as Location for Its Upcoming Series Based on "The Lord of the Rings"
Pre-production has started, and production on the series will begin in Auckland in the coming months.

[09/04/19 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 4
Updates include: TBS cancels "The Detour"; Will Poulter cast in Amazon's "The Lord of the Rings" TV series; and Hulu eyes sequel series for "The Handmaid's Tale."

[07/27/19 - 08:30 AM]
Amazon Studios Announces Creative Talent Behind the New "The Lord of the Rings" Series
The team joins previously announced filmmaker J.A. Bayona, who will direct the first two episodes, and showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay.

[07/22/19 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 22
Updates include: Markella Kavenagh first to be cast in Amazon's "The Lord of the Rings"; Lea DeLaria to recur in Hulu's "Reprisal"; and "Skinny Dip" gets new life at Quibi.

[07/03/19 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 3
Updates include: Hallmark Channel renews "The Good Witch," sans Bailee Madison; CBS cancels "Ransom" after three seasons; and J.A. Bayona to helm debut of Amazon's "The Lord of the Rings."

[05/21/19 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 21
Updates include: Greg Kinnear to star in Amazon's "Good People"; Holly Hunter to recur on HBO's "Succession"; and Bryan Cogman reports to Amazon's "The Lord of the Rings" TV series.

[07/28/18 - 02:44 PM]
JD Payne and Patrick McKay to Develop "The Lord of the Rings" Original Series for Amazon Studios
The duo said: "We feel like Frodo, setting out from the Shire, with a great responsibility in our care - it is the beginning of the adventure of a lifetime."

[11/13/17 - 10:07 AM]
Amazon to Adapt J.R.R. Tolkien's Globally Renowned Fantasy Novels, "The Lord of the Rings," for Television with a Multi Season Production Commitment
Set in Middle Earth, the television adaptation will explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Fellowship of the Ring."







LORD OF THE RINGS, THE (AMAZON)
Premieres in TBA 2020 or 2021 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2020/2021 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2020-21 season (the show's second) on 11/18/19
DESCRIPTION:
(from Amazon's press release, September 2019) Amazon Studios announced today that its series based on J.R.R. Tolkien's iconic fantasy novels The Lord of the Rings will shoot in New Zealand. Pre-production has started, and production on the series will begin in Auckland in the coming months. "As we searched for the location in which we could bring to life the primordial beauty of the Second Age of Middle-earth, we knew we needed to find somewhere majestic, with pristine coasts, forests, and mountains, that also is a home to world-class sets, studios, and highly skilled and experienced craftspeople and other staff. And we're happy that we are now able to officially confirm New Zealand as our home for our series based on stories from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings," said showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. "We are grateful to the people and the government of New Zealand and especially Auckland for supporting us during this pre-production phase. The abundant measure of Kiwi hospitality with which they have welcomed us has already made us feel right at home, and we are looking forward to deepening our partnership in the years to come." 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 novels were named Amazon customers' favorite book of the millennium in 1999 and Britain's best-loved novel of all time in BBC's The Big Read in 2003. Its theatrical adaptations, from New Line Cinema and Director Peter Jackson, earned a combined gross of nearly $6 billion worldwide and garnered a combined 17 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Joseph Mawle as Oren
· Markella Kavenagh as Tyra
· Will Poulter as Beldor
CREW INFORMATION:
· Belén Atienza as EP
· Bruce Richmond as EP
· Bryan Cogman as CP
· Gene Kelly as EP
· Gennifer Hutchison as EP
· Glenise Mullins as CONS
· Helen Shang as CO-PROD
· J.A. Bayona as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· J.D. Payne as CRTR/EP
· J.R.R. Tolkien as BOOK
· Jason Cahill as EP
· Justin Doble as EP
· Lindsey Weber as EP
· Patrick McKay as CRTR/EP
· Ron Ames as PROD
· Sharon Tal Yguado as EP
· Stephany Folsom as CP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Amazon Studios
· HarperCollins
· New Line Cinema
· Tolkien Estate and Trust