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‘The Lord of the Rings’: Everything You Need to Know About Amazon’s Big Money Adaptation

Production of Amazon’s long-awaited, multi-season television adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” will take place in New Zealand.

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Amazon’s “Lord of the Rings” will again film in New Zealand.

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[Editor’s note: This story was originally published on October 7, 2019]

While Amazon has become an Emmys juggernaut with more intimate series like “Fleabag” and “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” those kind of character-based stories are not all the streaming service does – or plans to do. And no upcoming series proves that point more than Amazon’s long-awaited, multi-season television adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.”

Since it was originally announced in 2017, news about the show has come in fits and starts. In recent months, 20 new cast members had joined the project, and a synopsis of the series was reported by TheOneRing.net. In that synopsis, it confirms that locations that will be included in the series are Númenor, the Misty Mountains, and the elf-capital of Lindon. The story will take place in Tolkien’s Second Age era, millennia before the events of “The Hobbit.”

And while there’s still no trailer or concrete release date for the show, but a handful of other noteworthy details about the series have been released since its announcement. IndieWire has compiled a list of the 10 must-know details about the upcoming series. From its big shoes to fill as another Tolkien adaptation to its hush-hush casting, below is everything you need to know about Amazon’s “The Lord of the Rings.”

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