ScreenLant, a U.S. film media outlet, reported on the 2nd (local time) that Amazon will unveil the "Lord of the Rings" TV series on Amazon Prime, its OTT service, on September 2, 2022, in 240 countries around the world.
The Lord of the Rings is based on a fantasy novel written by British English scholar J.R.R. Tolkien. It is called the "Fantasy Teacher," which greatly influenced various films, dramas, and games, and is considered one of the most popular works in the history of popular literature. Hobbits, wizards, elves, and human beings have fascinated enthusiasts around the world for decades and have been produced in various products such as movies and games.
Amazon paid about 279 billion won in 2017 and purchased the rights of the "Lord of the Rings" series to produce the drama. It is known that he shot a total of five seasons in New Zealand.
In addition, Amazon is working hard to strengthen its capability to produce content to secure competitiveness in Internet Video Service (OTT). In May, it acquired Hollywood film production company MGM for $8.45 billion, securing more than 4,000 films and 17,000 TV programs. Among them were the 007 series and the Rocky series.
"It's hard to describe how excited we are to take audiences from all over the world on a new and majestic journey in the middle," said Jennifer Schalke, director of Amazon Studios. "Our talented producers, casts, and production teams worked tirelessly in New Zealand."