EXCLUSIVE : As the pre-production of the high profile television series Lord Of The Rings by Amazon Studios in New Zealand begins, the streamer with a premature renewal of the second season continues the extensive adaptation of the GFS Tolkien's fantasy novels. As part of this Amazon has commissioned the remodeling of the author's space to break the second season. Jennifer Salke, director of Amazon Studios, confirmed to Deadline that the second season of LOTR is already underway at the H Club in Hollywood during the company's Christmas party on Sunday night.
Amazon Studios acquired worldwide television rights to The Lord of the Rings in a November 2017 blockbuster deal. It included a multi-year commitment to a LOTR series and a potential spin-off series. Nevertheless, each successive season after the first of the streaming network officially get green light.
The early season 2 pickup is good news for the fans as it allows a shorter break between the end of Season 1 and the premiere of Season 1 2 on Prime Video, which is available in more than 240 countries and areas available.
In connection with the premature renewal, the series LOTR will take a break of 4 to 5 months after filming for the series The first two episodes of Season 1, directed by JA Bayona. The series writing team, led by showrunners and executive producers JD Payne and Patrick McKay, will use the time to depict and write most of the Season 2 screenplays.
Take a break after the opening sequence, or two are standard practice shows, as producers and executives can take back and evaluate the footage much like a pilot. If you take a longer break, LOTR will be ready with second season scripts so that second-season footage may be shot during the first season or even the rest of season one and season two. to-back.
With this strategy, Peter Jackson also shot his blockbuster trilogy LOTR in New Zealand. This is considered a sensible approach for big-budget productions such as LOTR as it can increase efficiency by making each film launch expensive. By prolonging the break, the series, which is to be turned according to the Tolkien mythology, especially in the open air, will go back to production after the winter season in New Zealand.
Set in Middle Earth, the TV series will explore new storylines before JRR Tolkien's The Companions of the Ring. Among the main actors to be confirmed by Amazon are Will Poulter, Markella Kavenagh and Joseph Mawle
The Series of The Lord of the Rings by Amazon Studios. In addition to the showrunners Payne and McKay, Bayona and its production partners Belén Atienza, Lindsey Weber, Bruce Richmond, Gene Kelly, Sharon Tal Yguado and the writer Gennifer Hutchison are executive producers. Jason Cahill and Justin Doble
Bryan Cogman and Stephany Folsom are consulting producers, Ron Ames a producer, Helen Shang a co-producer, and Glenise Mullins a writing consultant.
The rest of the series' creative team consists of costume designers: Kate Hawley (19459005), production designer: Rick Heinrichs (19459005), visual effects supervisor: Jason Smith (19459005), Tolkien scholar Tom Shippey, and renowned illustrator / conceptual artist John Howe ,