Amazon's Lord of the Rings series now has a release date

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By Aron Gerencser August 3, 2021

Amazon's Lord of the Rings series has wrapped filming and finally has a release date.

The original story set during the Second Age of J. R. R. Tolkien's seminal high fantasy setting will be the most expensive show ever produced when it airs.

The Lord of the Rings series will premier on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, streaming exclusively on Prime Video with a release schedule of one episode per week.

Produced on a budget of $465 million on top of the $250 million paid for the rights, the show will be the most expensive series ever produced by a colossal margin.

Amazon Studios revealed the first ever official image from the series.

Amazon went to famously extensive lengths to prevent any leaks about the show, like setting up a soundproofed and windowless writer's room.

The untitled series was shot mostly on-location in New Zealand to maintain visual continuity with the film trilogy, although canonical links between the two are not clear.

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