Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series has finally gotten a release date: September 2, 2022. The series will have its episodes released weekly instead of all at once like most other Amazon originals. Additionally, it was stated that the series does not have an official title yet. The image you can view above is from the series premiere, though it is not known which character and place are supposed to be represented in the image.
The journey begins September 2, 2022 with the premiere of our original ‘The Lord of the Rings’ series on Prime Video. I can’t express enough just how excited we all are to take our global audience on a new and epic journey through Middle-earth! Our talented producers, cast, creative, and production teams have worked tirelessly in New Zealand to bring this untold and awe-inspiring vision to life.
Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios
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. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.
Star Trek duo J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay serve as writers and showrunners of The Lord of the Rings series, with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom director J.A. Bayona helming the first two episodes. The cast consists of; Robert Aramayo, Markella Kavenagh, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman.
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.
Showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay