“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” will be the title of the television series that will have its world premiere on September 2.
Prime Video released the news on Wednesday afternoon. The television series is based on the fictional universe of British author J.R.R. Tolkien and is known to be the most expensive of all time.
The drama takes place thousands of years before the events of Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings,” Prime Video said in a press release.
It’s about the rise and fall of kingdoms, heroes being tested and a terrible criminal who threatens to cast the world into great darkness, when evil returns to Midgard.
The Prime Video series will span several seasons and be available in 240 countries. Episodes are released weekly.
More than 150 million copies of The Lord of the Rings have been sold.
Release date announced When filming for the first season ended in New Zealand. The original trilogy and “The Hobbit” films were also recorded here.
Already in 2017, the streaming service Amazon announced that the giant success would give new life in the form of a television series.
They have teamed up with descendants of JRR Tolkien, HarperCollins and New Line to bring audiences back to the world-famous universe.
New Zealand’s Minister for Economic Development and Tourism, Stuart Nash, revealed in April that the first season of the series It will cost nearly four billion crowns.
By comparison, “Game of Thrones” costs about 850 million crowns per season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“That’s amazing,” Nash said. “It really is… It’s going to be the greatest TV series ever.”
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