lord of the rings tv series season 2

Amazon spent a lot of money on their Lord of the Rings TV series, so it was all but a sure thing that they’d go ahead and give it a second season. And now they have. We haven’t seen a single frame of the show, but Lord of the Rings TV season 2 is officially a go. The series sets out to tell a whole new story in Middle-earth. Don’t expect to learn too much about the second season, though – filming hasn’t even begun on the first.

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lord of the rings tv series cast joseph mawle

It’s been said that Amazon wanted their own Game of Thrones, and that’s the main reason they plunked down a hefty amount of money for the rights to make a Lord of the Rings TV series. Now it looks like they’re so committed to this concept that they’re even hiring Game of Thrones actors. Joseph Mawle, who played Benjen Stark on Thrones, has joined the Lord of the Rings TV series cast as the main antagonist, named Oren.

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lord of the rings tv series map

Last summer, Amazon was able to announce the showrunners for their The Lord of the Rings series, Patrick McKay and JD Payne. But since then, news on Lord of the Rings has been largely kept in shadow, with a few images of maps and the announcement of one potential cast member in Markella Kavenagh.

Today’s Amazon executive session at the Television Critics Association press tour was another opportunity for a few more incremental updates. Find out more about their planned location, scripting, and casting below, and learn what Amazon executives said about another season of Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens Read More »

lord of the rings tv series cast

The Lord of the Rings TV series has found the first member of its fellowship: Markella Kavenagh. Is she playing a hobbit? An elf? A human? One of those weird talking trees? We don’t know! All we know is that Kavenagh is in talks to play a character named Tyra – a name that doesn’t appear in any of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth stories. Which means this is probably a brand-new character invented for the series. Or this is a code-name being used to keep things secret, keep things safe.

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lord of the rings series setting

Only Lord of the Rings could get their fans whipped into a frenzy over a map. But Amazon knows this, and cleverly went with an advent calendar-style release of a map of Middle-earth to reveal…the setting.

The Lord of the Rings series setting, which Amazon confirmed to be the Second Age of Middle-earth, may only be vaguely interesting for casual fans, but for mega-fans, just seeing the word “Numenor” is enough to launch a thousand excited tweets. (Really, just check out the replies on the Lord of the Rings Twitter.) Let’s dive into the significance of the Second Age setting and find out what the hell Numenor actually is.

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lord of the rings tv series writers' room

The Lord of the Rings is a very well-known story, even if you’ve never read the books. But that’s not stopping Amazon from taking secrecy to the extreme. The Lord of the Rings TV series writers’ room is reportedly on heavy lockdown to avoid leaks – we’re talking security guards, fingerprint scanners, windows completely taped up, and collars that explode if anyone tries to escape. Alright, I made that last part up, but still – this seems like a bit much.

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lord of the rings tv series map

Amazon continues to tease out hints for its highly anticipated, highly expensive Lord of the Rings TV series with an updated map of Middle-earth. But like so much Lord of the Rings lore, it only makes things more complicated.

Though this series has been cloaked in mystery since its announcement, we had accepted early reports that the series would center around young Aragorn, the noble character played by Viggo Mortensen in Peter Jackson’s film series. But the updated Lord of the Rings TV series map suggests that this series could take place long before that character was ever born.

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Amazon’s very expensive Lord of the Rings TV series is still shrouded in mystery, but social media accounts for the show went live yesterday. And today, those accounts gave us our first official…something…from the series. It’s a map! And while J.R.R. Tolkien’s books were big on maps, this map is a bit underwhelming. For one thing, it’s not interactive – you can’t click on anything. It’s just an image. For another, there are no landmarks, no location names, no indicators. Still, if you’re as hungry as a Hobbit who skipped second breakfast for some sort of material from this show, perhaps this will satiate you.  Read More »

lord of the rings tv series peter jackson

No, Peter Jackson isn’t involved with the Lord of the Rings TV series. Instead, JD Payne and Patrick McKay are developing the new show inspired by the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. And Jackson can’t wait to see what they come up with. The filmmaker says that the series will give him a chance to experience Lord of the Rings in a way he never could with his own movies.

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lord of the rings tv series update

Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke has attempted to clear up some rumors about that super-expensive Lord of the Rings TV series, including whether or not Peter Jackson is going to be involved. Salke also says the show will be “one big series” with “characters you love.”

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