What are the biggest things we know so far about the upcoming Lord of the Rings TV series?

LOTR fans, it's time to celebrate as Amazon is ready and set to enter Middle-earth. The streaming giant is set to release the much-awaited 'Lord of the Rings' TV series and everyone is set for an epic comeback. Following the success of the Lord of the Rings trilogy movies, this upcoming production just might compliment the box-office tradition of the J.R.R. Tolkien franchise. With Amazon going all-in with its attempt to take us to Peter Jackson's world of make-belief, we just might witness the most expensive TV series to be created as the production's global rights alone stand at a whopping $250 million. This LOTR series is on pace to be a billion-dollar worth of a production packed with great casting choices and VFX, which will be worth the wait for fans.

Since the announcement of the series happened in 2017, fans have been curious enough to speculate on things to expect. And though a formal release date for the series is still uncertain, rumors give us the impression of a 2021 series debut. Not all things about the TV series is certain so far, however, there are some noteworthy things that you as a fan, might want to know. After the long wait, hope is finally here as we await to enter Middle-earth's second age to witness the creation of the Rings of Power. Check out this list of the biggest things we know so far about the upcoming Lord of the Rings TV series while we patiently wait for its arrival.

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    LOTR is back in New Zealand

    We all have witnessed the beauty of breathtaking locations from the Lord of the Rings movies. From the Gardens of Isengard, to Rivendell and until you reach the Paths of the Dead, New Zealand has provided the perfect backdrop for the LOTR films' most epic scenes. Though we don't know what kinds of locations will be used for this series set during the Second Age of Middle-earth, it has been confirmed that filming will indeed take place in Kiwi Land, which means there are more otherworldly scenes to expect from the upcoming production. 

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    Welcome to the Second Age

    If you're wondering about what timeline will the upcoming 'Lord of the Rings TV' series be set, we gladly have an answer for you. The series is confirmed to be set during the Second Age or the Age of Numenor, thanks to the maps released by Amazon. Well, if you're not specifically familiar with what is supposed to take place during this era, there is no need to worry as not a lot of fans do as well. With this said era encompassing a 3,441-year span ahead of the first movie's timeline, we will have to wait and see where the series will focus inside this long timeline.

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    Season 2 has already been confirmed

    Yes, you read it right! Even with the series' first season still, on the filming phase, Amazon has already technically renewed it for a subsequent second season. What is confirmed is that there will be a 4-5 month hiatus after the filming of season one's first 2 episodes to allow more time to write bulks for Season 2. What is more exciting is that the streaming leader has committed to the franchise for a five-season project. For this, the Tolkien Estate and Trust, publisher HarperCollins and New Line Cinema sure have a lot of work to do for us fans.

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    Markella Kavenagh will play 'Tyra'

    Although not a lot of information on returning characters are certain, Australian actress Markella Kavenagh has been confirmed to play the role of 'Tyra' which is a new character never been heard of from the franchise. Her character also makes no appearances on Tolkien's books, which makes this casting more intriguing. We don't know what her character would bring to the table but one thing is for sure though and that is that this girl from BBC's 'The Cry' is set-up for stardom.

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    Amazon fought for the LOTR global rights

    With other streaming giants like Netflix and HBO also being part of talks to acquire the global rights of the upcoming LOTR tv series, Amazon triumphed over them and has done it via a $250 million deal at hand. Considering the following of the whole 'Lord of the Rings' franchise, there can be no question on why it deserves a massive budget and a trusted creator in Amazon. Based on the streaming platform's credentials of making amazing originals, we might see a LOTR production as we've never seen before.

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Summary

Best What are the biggest things we know so far about the upcoming Lord of the Rings TV series
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1LOTR is back in New ZealandOther 16 Paid
2Welcome to the Second AgeOther 12 Paid
3Season 2 has already been confirmedOther 9 Paid
4Markella Kavenagh will play 'Tyra'Other 2 Paid
5Amazon fought for the LOTR global rightsOther 1 Paid
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