Lord of the Rings series to premiere in September 2022
It's beaten out The Crown and Game of Thrones to become the most expensive show ever.
Amazon has confirmed a premiere date for its upcoming Lord of the Rings TV series.
The first episode of the eagerly-anticipated show, which with an eye-watering $1 billion price tag is the most expensive of all time, will be available to stream on 2nd September 2022. The remaining seven episodes will follow weekly.
The still untitled series is set thousands of years prior to the events of both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings during what J.R.R Tolkein called the Second Age.
“Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth,” reads the official plot synopsis.
Its extensive cast includes Saint Maud’s Morfydd Clark, Robert Aramayo, Game of Thrones’ Joseph Mawle, Markella Kavenagh, Nazanin Boniadi, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Ema Horvath, Peter Mullan and Trystan Gravelle.
Co-creators J.D Payne and Patrick McKay will also serve as showrunners with J.A Bayona, Wayne Yip and The Witcher’s Charlotte Brändström to share directing duties.
“As Bilbo says, ‘Now I think I am quite ready to go on another journey.’ Living and breathing Middle-earth these many months has been the adventure of a lifetime. We cannot wait for fans to have the chance to do so as well,” said Payne and McKay.
The entire Lord of the Rings trilogy is available to stream with a NOW Sky Cinema pass.