Second Age: Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Series Returns to Production

It's that time again where we finally have a piece of news that isn't about something getting delayed by the Covid-19 crisis. While everything else is slowly starting to reopen, studios are developing and looking into whatever they can make when things get back to normal again. Yep, these stories will keep happening as the world tries to return to normal. This time, it's about the Amazon adaptation of Lord of the Rings.

After a brief start back in March, the series is now back in front of cameras. They are all working and living together in a pod, similar to what the NBA and other productions have done. While they weren’t shooting, the writers finished the scripts for season one and two. 

Director J.A Bayona will direct the first two episodes of the series and is a producer on the show as well. There is no word yet on how the other directors of the show will be. 

The series is described as a prequel to the events of the films and the books. It will be set during the Second Age, which spans 3000 years of Middle Earth history and ends when the books and films end. There’s a lot of things that can be done in this time. The creation of the one ring, the rise of Sauron, and the birth of Ringwraiths all could come up in the show. We are excited to see what Amazon has cooked up with this in 2021.