We still have over a year to wait for the Amazons still untitled, verifiable expensive Lord of the Rings chronicle series that The Second Age of the Middle Earth, which will first adorn our screens September 2, 2022. But in the heels of news that season 1 just wrapped head photography in New Zealand – acotter, whose majestic landscapes, so lovingly showcased in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit film, has be inextricably linked to JRR Tolkien’s tales – comes this announcement: season two is picking up efforts and moving to the UK.
The reason? Convenience with a side of cohesion. “Shifted from New Zealand to the UK is in line with the studio’s strategy to expand its production footprint and invest in studios across the UK, where many of Amazon Studios’ tent pole series and films are already calling the UK home, “according to a press release from Amazon, which also quotes Vernon Sanders, Amazon Studios’ VP and Co-Head of TV, offers thanks to “the people and the Government of New Zealand for their hospitality and commitment and for providing Lord of the Rings series with an incredible place to start this epic journey. ”
The press release also notes that the season’s post – production is still underway in New Zealand and will be through June 2022, with pre – production in season two rising in the UK in early 2022.
At least one member of Jackson’s tight lineup cast had an opinion on this geographical shift: Elijah “Frodo Baggins” Wood, who tweeted out Variety reports on the news accompanied by a facepalm emoji. He remarked in response to a fan that Lord of the Rings movie did film some interiors in England – but his emotional reaction to the production leaves Lord of the Rings‘spiritual home is likely to be shared by many. What do you think of this news? Will handle it Amazon’s series loses some of its magic in its second season?
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