Those longing for a return to Middle Earth can get excited for Amazon Prime’s upcoming series based on J.R.R. Tokien’s The Lord of the Rings novels.
Much like the iconic Peter Jackson series, filming will take place in New Zealand. Production was halted back in March after just one month of filming, but is expected to resume in September as the country has granted border exemptions to the cast and crew.
Originally thought to be an origin story for the character of Aragorn, it has been confirmed that the series will actually take place during the Second Age of Middle Earth, which spans over 3,000 years, long before Aragorn’s time, acting as a prequel to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings stories.