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“The Lord of the Rings”: a first image for the series adapted from Tolkien’s work

The Amazon Prime platform unveiled Monday, August 2 the very first image of its new series The Lord of the Rings “, a franchise to which it acquired the rights in 2017. The first episode will be broadcast on September 2, 2022.

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An impressive first image to announce the release date of the new series The Lord of the Rings.On September 2, 2022, a new adventure begins“tweeted Monday, August 2 the official account of the series produced by the video on demand platform Amazon Prime.

Jeff Bezos’ platform bought out the written rights to JRR Tolkien in November 2017. But the filming of the first season, delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic, has only just ended in New Zealand, the country where most of the scenes of Peter Jackson’s two trilogies had already been filmed, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

The series is expected to take place at a different time than the movies released in theaters, during the Second Age of Middle-earth, thousands of years before the adventures of Bilbo, Gandalf, Frodo and their companions.

The series, whose title is not yet known, represents a monster investment for Amazon. The magazine Variety confirmed that production costs for the first season alone were $ 465 million. By comparison, the final season of Game Of Thrones, considered one of the most expensive in the history of the series had cost (only) $ 90 million, or 15 million per episode.

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