Howard Shore, the Oscar-winning composer behind the Lord of the Rings films directed by Peter Jackson, may return to Middle-earth in Amazon’s new series.
Howard Shore has won multiple Academy Awards for his work on The Lord of the Rings. These awards are split into three Oscars for Best Soundtrack: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Return of the King, and the Oscar for Best Original Song for “Into the West.”
Shore’s impressive musical work includes The Hobbit trilogy, The Departed, The Aviator, Dogma, Mrs. His works are featured in projects such as Doubtfire, The Silence of the Lambs, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and many more.
Principal photography for season one of the new eponymous Amazon series set in the world created by JRR Tolkien has already wrapped up. The series will premiere on September 2, 2022 on Amazon Prime Video. The first season, which cost $465 million, makes the series the most expensive series ever.
“The new epic series brings the Second Age of JRR Tolkien’s legendary history of Middle-earth to television for the first time. The series takes place thousands of years before the chaos-filled universe of Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books. The series follows a cast of characters both familiar and new, as the long-feared evil confronts its reappearance in Middle-earth.”
It was also recently announced that the filming of the second season of the series will be taken from New Zealand to the UK.
Adam Bankhurst writes at MRT.