The Amazon Prime series based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings will premiere on September 2nd, 2022. Amazon also released the first image from the series on Twitter, which features a mysterious character overlooking a city.

According to a release from Amazon Prime Video, filming for the currently untitled series wrapped in New Zealand on Monday. The series will be the first major adaptation of Tolkien’s books since the Peter Jackson franchise starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, and later Martin Freeman in The Hobbit prequel films. The new series will take place thousands of years before the events of both The Hobbit and The Lords of the Rings.

The ensemble cast for the Amazon Prime series includes Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman, and Sara Zwangobani.


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