Much like Netflix recently moved to order a second season of The Witcher before the show’s debut season has even premiered, Amazon has already made the call to develop a second season for its upcoming Lord of the Rings series.
Via Deadline, this small screen Lord of the Rings offering has already been give the A-OK for a second year. Despite this news, the hotly anticipated series still remains shrouded in mystery.
What we do know, is that this to-be-titled series has Midsommar’s Will Poulter, Romper Stomper’s Markella Kavenagh, Game of Thrones’ Joseph Mawle and Years and Years’ Maxim Baldry currently signed on to star, with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s J.A. Bayona on board to direct the first two episodes.
It’s believed that the show will take place in the Second Age, meaning it will take place before what we’ve seen in Peter Jackson’s six big-screen offerings. The Second Age covers a period of over 3,000 years, so there’s certainly a lot of possibilities as to what direction or story arcs the series will look to explore.
Production on this Lord of the Rings series will begin in New Zealand next year, with the show expected to land on Amazon Video at some point in 2021.