Streaming services compete to be the most considered by viewers and Netflix is currently the number one worldwide with more than 200 million subscribers. In second place is Amazon Prime Video, who have one of the most anticipated premieres ahead: The Lord of the Rings series.
This spin-off was announced a few years ago and its official launch was scheduled for this year, but like other film and television content it was affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The truth is the first episode was filmed in December 2020 and is currently continuing filming, although they come from suffering a new setback.
Dayna Grant, one of the stuntmen who participates in the recordings, had a serious accident at the end of June that caused an aneurysm and injuries to the upper column, for which she needed brain surgery. He is not the only member who has to go through a problem of this type, since previously Thomas Kiwi y Elissa Cadwell they also suffered blows in the middle of filming.
Amazon Studios prepares for a big bet, as the first season will consist of ten episodes and will have a budget of almost 500 million dollars, to which will be added another 250 for the acquisition of the rights to the work of JRR Tolkien. Films directed by Peter Jackson triumphed at the box office and this series is expected to be just as successful.
“Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows a cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the much-feared resurgence of evil in Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic Forests from the elven capital of Lindon, to the impressive island kingdom of Númenor, to the farthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will forge legacies that will endure long after. “says one first synopsis. At the moment it does not have a release date, but it is expected to 2022.
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