Lord of the Rings TV show

Lord of the Rings fans UNITE! Amazon Studios has announced that the filming location for the upcoming Lord of the Rings prequel show. It will be in New Zealand, which is where all of the other films have been shot. So expect to see some rather familiar settings.

Showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay released the following statement on the decision:

As we searched for the location in which we could bring to life the primordial beauty of the Second Age of Middle-earth, we knew we needed to find somewhere majestic, with pristine coasts, forests, and mountains, that also is a home to world-class sets, studios, and highly skilled and experienced craftspeople and other staff. And we’re happy that we are now able to officially confirm New Zealand as our home for our series based on stories from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. We are grateful to the people and the government of New Zealand and especially Auckland for supporting us during this pre-production phase. The abundant measure of Kiwi hospitality with which they have welcomed us has already made us feel right at home, and we are looking forward to deepening our partnership in the years to come.

Lord of the Rings wouldn’t be Lord of the Rings without New Zealand would it?!

According to the press release “Pre-production has started, and production on the series will begin in Auckland in the coming months.”

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