Often referred to as one of the greatest film trilogies of all time, Lord of the Rings was a franchise that was in desperate need of an update after the Hobbit trilogy ended back in 2014. What’s interesting is, Amazon is set to make a series based on the realm of Middle-Earth, and after the global pandemic had put production to a halt, it looks like things are getting back into gear.
As per Deadline, production for Amazon’s Lord of the Rings has resumed in New Zealand, with the quarantine time being used to write the second season. We don’t have much specifics on the series yet, but we do know that it will take place in the Second Age of Middle-Earth, and will probably deal with the creation of the Rings of Power ending with the War of the Last Alliance that starts the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Since the Second Age is not something that’s extensively discussed in the books, this gives a lot of room for producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay to have more freedom with the story they’re trying to tell. We should expect completely new characters, but it would also be great if we could meet some favorites as well—specifically Ian McKellen’s Gandalf. Maybe we could even meet other wizards like Radagast the Brown of the Blue Wizards who have yet to make any live-action appearances.
Personally, I’m ready for the LOTR franchise to come back, and hopefully this series would be a nice jumping point for a new generation of fans. No release date has been set by Amazon, but hopefully Lord of the Rings will be able to debut sometime in 2022.