Amazon Studios has released an official release date for the debut of The Lord of the Rings TV series adaptation, which is still yet to be titled, according to Deadline. Soon after wrapping up filming the series’ first season in New Zealand, the studio announced that episodes released weekly will be available to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video beginning Friday, September 2, 2022.
Described as an “epic drama set in the Second Age of Middle-Earth,” the adaptation will take place thousands of years before the events of the Lord of the Rings films and novels by J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit). The series features Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Shooter), Robert Aramayo (Behind Her Eyes), Owain Arthur (The Patrol), Maxim Baldry (Mr. Bean’s Holiday), Nazanin Boniadi (Hotel Mumbai), Morfydd Clark (Saint Maud), Ismael Cruz Cordova (Miss Bala), Trystan Gravelle (Mr. Selfridge), and Sir Lenny Henry (Comic Relief), among others.
Announcing the series debut, Head of Amazon Studios Jennifer Salke, stated “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,” via Deadline.