Many people around the workd know the famous books about the Lord of the Rings as well as the saga of movies made by Peter Jackson. It took the classic novel many years to leap to the big screen, but the result was the worldwide success. The trilogy generated box office earnings over the one billion dollar mark. The author J.R.R. Tolkien loved the landscapes of Lancashire. He found a lot of inspiration there. They served as a model for his books. Numerous names from this area also appear in the books.
The films found their successor in another trilogy. The Hobbit also became a global success. Now Amazon Video would like to continue the story. The streaming giant is working on a TV series that will overshadow everything that we saw so far. The large fantasy project takes fans back to Middle-earth six years after The Hobbit. Amazon announced the series back in 2017, but it will start at the end of 2021. According to the information available so far, the first season will consist of eight episodes. That is amazing because rumours have it up to 20 first surfaced.
Five Seasons Are Already Planned
But that does not seem to be a problem because Amazon has already targeted no less than five seasons. The producers already officially ordered the second season. Besides, the streaming broadcaster could even start other spin-offs. After all, the host spent a lot of money on the rights. If the series is as big a hit as Game Of Thrones, then we can expect it to be on TV for years to come. Although the planning is so advanced, the Lord of the Rings series still has no official name. But experts already estimate the budget at a massive $1 billion. That would make the show the most expensive ever. Therefore, Amazon does not make a remake of The Lord of the Rings but starts the story anew. Specifically, it is a prequel. That will take place around 1,000 years before Grodo’s journey to Mount Doom in Mordor.
Amazon already gave evidence of this with the publication of a total of four mysterious Middle-Earth maps. A leak revealed that the rise of Sauron would play an essential role in the plot. The forging of the famous Rings of Power is part of the story, as Númeno. The producers have already confirmed the return of numerous well-known names from history. These are Gladriel, Elrond and Sauron. We expect that young and relatively unknown actors will play the.
Still, nobody confirmed the rumour about the Australian star Russell Crowe. Many of the names already known, however, have not yet been publicly assigned a role. Therefore, the speculation about the Lord of the Rings series continues. When the show hits amazon video in 2021, the world can once again admire the beauty of Lancashire. Die success of J.R.R. Tolkien’s story will continue, that is for sure.