Amazon's Lord of the Rings Release Date Comes With a First Look

Frodo's long and difficult journey to Mordor was no accident. The journey to the next Lord of the Rings story will be just as difficult. The first season of Amazons new, expensive television adaptation wrapped filming in New Zealand on Monday. To celebrate, the company announced the show would debut on September 2, 2022. That's more than a year away.AdvertisementThe series will air in more than 240 countries, territories and regions around the globe. New episodes will be published weekly. A new image was also announced. You can view it in full below. Although we don't know the identity of the person, the architecture has a Rivendell feel which suggests it was built by the Elf. Perhaps Valinor, or more precisely Valinors city in Valmar. It is likely that the Trees of Valinor and Telperion are visible far away. Lightice commented on io9 that this is Tirion, the city in the Undying Lands. It is possible the Trees of Valinor, Telperion, and Laurelin are visible in the background.We do know that the show will take place thousands of years prior to the events in J.R.R. Tolkiens The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings book. However, the contents of this image suggest that we may see the show at least a little earlier. This show is set in the Second Age of Middle-earth, which started out quite peacefully but ended up being anything but. It sets the stage for all of the stories that we have come to know thanks to Peter Jacksons movies.The journey will begin September 2, 2022, with the premier of the original The Lord of the Rings series, according to Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. We are all so excited to share this new, epic journey through Middle-earth with our global audience. This vision has been brought to life by our talented producers, cast, creative and production teams in New Zealand.J.D. Patrick McKay and Payne are the hosts of the show, which is yet to be named. J.D. Bilbo said, "Now I think I'm ready to go on another adventure." Living and breathing Middle-earth for the past several months has been an incredible experience. Fans should have the opportunity to experience this adventure. We can't wait. It's a long wait. It will be worth the investment that Amazon made.Separately, an anime movie called The Lord of the Rings The War of the Rohirrim is in the making. Warner Bros. is producing that one. This is the first image of the Amazon series.AdvertisementAre you curious about where our RSS feed went. The new one can be found here.