Amazon renews Lord of the Rings for season 2

The series is expected to arrive sometime in 2021.

Amazon has officially renewed their upcoming Lord of the Rings series for season 2.

The streaming service outlined their production plan in a recent interview with Deadline.

The idea is to have short a four month hiatus after filming the first two episodes of season 1 in which showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay will map out the scripts for season 2.

Amazon signed onto produce five seasons of the show when they originally won the rights to the show back in 2017.

Plenty about the highly-anticipated series, which with a staggering $1 billion budget will be the most expensive ever made, is still tightly shrouded in mystery. 

The first season is due to start filming in New Zealand sometime next year and it's been confirmed that it’ll be set way before Peter Jackson's Academy-Award winning film trilogy in the Second Age of Middle-Earth.

This is a period in Tolkien lore which spans a huge 3441 years, seeing the rise and subsequent defeat of the Dark Lord Sauron, so there's plenty of material to choose from.

A handful of casting news has been confirmed with Midsommar star Will Poulter set to take on a lead role alongside Years and Years Maxim Baldry and Austrailian actress Markella Kavenagh.

Joseph Mawle, who played Ned’s (Sean Bean) brother Benjen Stark in Game of Thrones, has reportedly been cast as the villain Oren. 

Nothing has been officially announced but it's expected that The Lord of the Rings series will arrive on Amazon Prime sometime in 2021.

Source: Metro

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