Many fans of Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, and The Hobbit have been looking forward to Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series. The show is intended to adapt events from Silmarillion, in a time period that’s known as the second age of Middle-Earth. What’s more, it now appears that a variety of fan favorite characters from the Lord of the Rings franchise are confirmed to be making appearances in the upcoming Amazon series.
The news was apparently revealed during this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con@Home, along with information confirming that it will be one of the largest television productions ever.
According to the Twitter account from TheOneRing.net, they revealed the following specific bits of information:
“Lord of the Rings SDCC update: JA Bayona is CURRENTLY filming in New Zealand, the biggest production in the world to resume filming post-COVID.
New NZ cast added
More NZ crew than any production ever
Galadriel, Elrond & Sauron confirmed
Cast has a tighter bond than ever”
Lord of the Rings SDCC update: JA Bayona is CURRENTLY filming in New Zealand, the biggest production in the world to resume filming post-COVID.
⚔️New NZ cast added
⚔️More NZ crew than any production ever
⚔️Galadriel, Elrond & Sauron confirmed
⚔️Cast has a tighter bond than ever
— TheOneRing.net (@theoneringnet) July 26, 2020
That’s quite a bit of information, as vague as the details might be. But it does confirm that characters such as Galadriel, Elrond, and Sauron will be making appearances in the new Amazon The Lord of the Rings series. With that in mind, there could be even more fan favorite characters making appearances, so hopefully we’ll hear more on that front soon.
The series has currently resumed shooting after a short hiatus due to the Coronavirus pandemic. JA Bayona is directing the first two episodes of the massive series. Hopefully now that production is getting back on track we’ll continue to hear more information on what exactly their plans are. For such a massive series, that’s intended to explore a time period of several thousand years within Tolkien’s writings, it will no doubt be an unique treat for fans of the franchise.