Amazon’s ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Series Gets ‘Games Of Thrones’ Writer In

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Entertainment, Film, TV
Published 24.05.19
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The upcoming Lord of the Rings series, courtesy of Amazon, fades in and out of the public eye at several month-long interludes.

You’d think that something that has its name attached to one of the greatest cinematic trilogies of all time would garner more traction but then it had the very-much-existing Game of Thrones to contend with.

But now Game of Thrones is over and everyone hated the last season, so people are looking to Middle Earth for salvation.

Not much is known about the upcoming Lord of the Rings series, except that it’s going to be the most expensive TV show of all time, costing £1 billion to make, and that by the looks of things, it takes place in the Second Age.

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But now we can get a but more of an idea of what to expect, since a Game of Thrones writer has been pulled in to lend his mind to the Amazon project.

Variety reports that Bryan Cogman has been brought in as a script consultant for the Lord of the Rings series, as we edge closer to production.

Cogman previously wrote eleven episodes of Game of Thrones including Stormborn and A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.

The series is set to start filming in Scotland this summer, which is odd because I assumed production would be in New Zealand, like the films so proudly were.

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Speaking to the Daily Record, an insider said:

Lord of the Rings producers are hoping to start filming at the new studio from about August to November.

A lot of arrangements are already in place. All that remains now is for it to be up and running in time – so the clock is ticking.

It’s anticipated production will return for another three months from next March (2020). There could be more after that. It’s a massive contract and a gigantic boost for the studio and for Scotland.

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As mentioned before, tweets from the official account heavily implied that the show would be set in the Second Age. This age is briefly touched upon in the original trilogy of films from Peter Jackson, as it ends upon the first downfall of the nefarious Sauron.

It’s known primarily for the foundation of Numenor, Khazad-dum, and Rivendell, as well as the forging of the rings and One Ring, which coincides with Sauron’s rise to power. Obviously this leads to the likes of the Ringwraiths coming into the fray and ultimately Isildur getting the ring.

How fun.

Images via Newline Cinema 

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