The series of Lord of the Rings was finished shooting yesterday in New Zealand. The director of the first two episodes of Amazon Studios’ blockbuster, JA Bayona , posted a photo on Instagram where she wrote this in her caption:
“Last photo from New Zealand … and I can’t wait to go back.”
Bayona often uploads photos and various updates on the shooting process and this is an indication that the series wrap is a fact and that the very expensive production of Amazon Prime Video gathers them to proceed to the post-production stage.
The fact that the shootings were held in New Zealand, a place practically unaffected from COVID-19, helped get the production going, although there were some minor problems.
Recently, the Lord of the Rings series added a bunch of names to the cast, where among them you will find very familiar faces as well as several newcomers.
As for the plot, it is said that the TV show “Lord of the Rings” will cover the events before the ” Fellowship of the Ring “, being essentially a prequel, with Elijah Wood having publicly stated that he will be quite reminiscent of Silmarillion .
Amazon Prime Video ordered a second season early , before the first was even shot. It is said to be the most expensive production in history with its total budget reaching the inconspicuous amount of $ 1 billion .
Although the plan said that the series would air in 2021, it is considered almost certain that due to the coronavirus a delay will be announced.