As pre-production of Amazon Studios’ high-profile Lord of the Rings TV series, it hit New Zealand, with Steamer moving forward with an early season 2 refurbishment for the massive adaptation of JRR.
Tolkien’s fantasy novels. As part of the same, Amazon has commissioned a reunion of the writers’ room to break the second season. Jennifer Salke, the head of Amazon Studios, confirmed the news deadline that the second season of LOTR already worked at Hollywood’s H Club Sunday night during the company’s holiday party.
Amazon Studios got global TV rights to The Lord of the Rings in a blockbuster November 2017 deal. This included a multi-season commitment to a LOTR series as well as a potential spinoff series. Nevertheless, each subsequent season after the first is to be formally greenlighted by the streaming network.
The early season 2 pickup is good news for fans as it will allow for a short break between the end of season 1 and the premiere of season 2 on Prime Video, available in 240-plus countries and territories.
With the initial renewal, the LOTR series will go on a 4 to 5-month hiatus after filming the first two episodes from season 1, directed by JA. Bayona. The writing team of the series, led by listeners and executive producers J. D. Payne and Patrick McKay, will use the time to map and write as the bulk of the Season 2 scripts.
Taking a break after the initial episode or two is standard practice for shows with straight-to-series orders because it allows producers and executives to step back and evaluate footage as they do with a pilot.
Running longer than the normal interval, LOTR will be ready with a Season 2 script, so that possibly Season 2 footage can be filmed during the shooting of Season 1, or the remaining parts of Season 1 and Season 2 are filmed back-to-back. Can go
This was a strategy used by Peter Jackson in the shooting of his blockbuster LOTR film trilogy, also in New Zealand. For big-budget productions such as LOTR, this is considered a sensible approach as it helps to achieve efficiency as every filming ramp-up is expensive.
Additionally, widening the gap, the series, which, in keeping with Tolkien mythology, is expected to shoot primarily on the road, will return to production after the winter season is over in New Zealand.
Set in Middle Earth, the TV series will discover new stories dating back to JRR. The Fellowship lead cast of Tolkien the Ring, which is yet to be confirmed by Amazon, is believed to include Will Potter, Markella Cavenagh, and Joseph Maple
The Lord of the Rings series is also produced by Amazon Studios. In addition to showrunners Payne and McKay, executive producers include Bayona and her producer partners Belen Ateneo, Lindsay Weber, Bruce Richmond, Jean Kelly, Sharon Tal Ugado as well as writer Gayne Hutchison; Jason Cahill and Justin Doble
Brian Cogman and Stephanie Folsom are producers, Ron Ames is a producer, Helen Shang is a co-producer and Glenn Mullins is a writing consultant.
The rest of the creative team of the series includes costume designer: Kate Hawley (Suicide Squad), production designer: Rick Heinrichs (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), visual effects supervisor: Jason Smith (The Revenant), Tolkien scholar Tom Shippy and the Famous. Illustrator/concept artist John Howe.