Amazon is getting into the fantasy saga game thanks to its upcoming Lord of the Rings TV series, which is already one of the highest-profile projects in the streamer’s history despite only being in pre-production on its first season. Well, folks already excited for Season 1 can now rest easy about the question of a Season 2; the Lord of the Rings series has already been renewed for Season 2.
The series has been in the works for some time after Amazon Studios acquired global TV rights to create an adaption of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy novels in a 2017 deal with Warner Bros. Television, though production is yet to begin.
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Despite this, Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke told Deadline the second season is already in the works as the company has commissioned the reassembling of the writers room.
Pre-production for season one is currently gearing up in New Zealand, but – much to the dismay of excited fans – the series will go on a four- or five-month hiatus after filming the first two episodes, in conjunction with the early renewal.