Enable Javscript for better performance
Lord of the Rings TV series to film in New Zealand- Cinema express

Lord of the Rings TV series estimated to have $1 billion budget

The TV adaptation will explore new storylines preceding Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring

Published: 18th September 2019

Filming is expected to start soon in New Zealand for Amazon's new Lord of the Rings television series. Pre-production for the upcoming show, based on JRR Tolkien’s fantasy novels, has already started in the country that was also home to the feature films. It is estimated that the budget of the project could hit $1 billion after taking into account the production costs, visual effects, and the cast and creative teams. Amazon bought the global rights to the property by paying around $250 million.

"As we searched for the location in which we could bring to life the primordial beauty of the Second Age of Middle-earth, we knew we needed to find somewhere majestic, with pristine coasts, forests, and mountains, that also is a home to world-class sets, studios, and highly skilled and experienced craftspeople and other staff," showrunners and executive producers JD Payne and Patrick McKay said Tuesday in a statement. "We’re happy that we are now able to officially confirm New Zealand as our home for our series based on stories from JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings."

The TV adaptation will explore new storylines preceding Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring.

The theatrical adaptations, directed by Peter Jackson, earned a combined gross of nearly $6 billion worldwide and received 17 Academy Awards in total.

Related Articles


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.


What do you think is the best Indian remake so far?

Laal Singh Chaddha
Bang Bang
Dil Bechara
Girl on the Train