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Amazon Studios has announced that production on the upcoming first season of their highly-anticipated Lord of the Rings series has finally been completed in New Zealand.

Hailing from J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, Amazon's The Lord of the Rings series has been slated to make its long-awaited debut on Thursday, September 2, 2022, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide, with new episodes available weekly.

"As Bilbo says, 'Now I think I am quite ready to go on another journey.' Living and breathing Middle-earth these many months has been the adventure of a lifetime. We cannot wait for fans to have the chance to do so as well," Payne and McKay said in a statement.

The new epic drama brings to screens for the very first time J.R.R. Tolkien's fabled Second Age of Middle-earth's history. Beginning in a time of relative peace, thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth.

"The journey begins September 2, 2022, with the premiere of our original The Lord of the Rings series on Prime Video," said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. "I can't express enough just how excited we all are to take our global audience on a new and epic journey through Middle-earth! Our talented producers, cast, creative, and production teams have worked tirelessly in New Zealand to bring this untold and awe-inspiring vision to life."

The untitled Lord of the Rings series will feature an ensemble cast including Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman, and Sara Zwangobani.

The series is developed and executive produced by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, who are serving as showrunners. Even before it went into production for the first season, Amazon Studios granted the project a second season renewal.

Executive producers are Lindsey Weber, Callum Greene, J.A. Bayona, Belén Atienza, Justin Doble, Jason Cahill, Gennifer Hutchison, Bruce Richmond, and Sharon Tal Yguado, co-executive producer Wayne Che Yip, director Charlotte Brändström, and producer Christopher Newman.


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first official image of the show


It already has a release date.
Rushed dog shit.


Lord of the Nigs
There now no one else has to make that joke


Just uggghhh.


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Game of Thrones, but with niggers and a lot more CGI.


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We better get some sex scene's.


I've been hearing/reading conflicting sorties on this that first they said that there was going to be like GOT Levels of sex and nudity in this now they're stating that there's only going to be mild cases of nudity like people undressing or bathing, could someone redpill us on this if they know that is.


Isn't this whole Amazon show supposed to be second age stuff, related to the rise of Sauron and the creation of the rings of power? So why are the two trees of Valinor shown here when they were destroyed during the first age?


Whats the lore for these trees?


Yeah there's going to be a few hobbit scenes where the gang is bathing in a creek and you see full frontal tiny wee wees.


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I don't have huge expectations but this will probably be the best of a bad bunch

Wheel of Time is fucked
House of the Dragon is gigafucked
The Witcher was awful out of the gate

At least with LOTR, it's been put to screen before, so there's a baseline level of quality that's expected.


>could someone redpill us on this if they know that is.
Mutts are hyper-sexed, worse than the french


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In the beginning, before there was a material universe, the God in Lord of the Rings created divine spirits/angelic beings. Some of these spirits had greater power and authority over others, one spirit known as Melkor especially had more power over the others. God taught these spirits how to make music, and together they all made a song greater and more complex than one they could make individually. They could interlace their own thoughts and ideas into the universe because God had given them the gift of the Holy Spirit. Melkor created discord in the music which went against God's themes because Melkor wanted more power for himself. Melkor had spent time wandering in the Void in search of the Holy Spirit for himself, so his thoughts became perverse and unlike his fellow spirits. The music of God and his spirits ultimately established the created world which the spirits entered to cultivate for the glory of God.

The spirits would come to Earth which at that point was a flat world and had no living things or geographical features, but the land and seas were symmetrical. There was a light on the ground which the spirits would concentrate into two large lamps and forged two large towers to place the lamps. The spirits dwelt in the place where the light of the two lamps intersected, the mid-most point on the Earth, but Melkor destroyed the lamps. When the towers fell, the weight of the lamps destroyed the symmetry of the Earth. New continents were created as a result. The Eastern Land/Land of the Sun, South Land/Dark Land, the continent of Middle-earth in the middle, and to the west was the continent of Aman, where the spirits would go on to live in a land called Valinor, located in central Aman. Frodo and Bilbo would sail over here at the end of The Lord of the Rings.

The two trees were created by the spirits as a new source of light in Valinor, and Middle-earth was left in darkness, only lit by the stars. The first elves were created in Middle-earth and some traveled west to Aman. Around this time the silmarils were created by the elves, three jewels that held unmarred light of the two trees. Melkor stole the silmarils and destroyed these trees with the help of the giant spider Ungoliant, an ancestor of Shelob in The Lord of the Rings. The last flower and last fruit of these two trees were used to create the sun and moon. The elves cursed Melkor with a new name, "Morgoth." The First Age of the history of Middle-earth is considered to start around the time the first elves were created, but much of the known history of the First Age is centered around the war of the jewels to reclaim the silmarils from Morgoth. But there are multiple versions of the legendarium and Middle-earth cosmology which Tolkien never finalized or published when he was alive.

>Isn't this whole Amazon show supposed to be second age stuff, related to the rise of Sauron and the creation of the rings of power? So why are the two trees of Valinor shown here when they were destroyed during the first age?
It's speculated that some first age material will be depicted as a brief flashback or prologue in the Amazon show.


Right, so now I see why the usual bunch were rushing to ruin this one, thanks for the writeup.


>…it's been put to screen before, so there's a baseline level of quality that's expected.

That's never saved any other beloved franchise and didn't prevent the hobbit trilogy.


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After Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit trilogy, and the first season of the Amazon series, audiences tend to consider New Zealand to be the home of Middle-Earth, however, it seems like this tradition is coming to an end.

According to Collider, Amazon has announced that the second season of its upcoming The Lord of the Rings series will be filmed in the United Kingdom instead of New Zealand as the studio is working toward expanding its reach in Europe.

"We want to thank the people and the government of New Zealand for their hospitality and dedication and for providing The Lord of the Rings series with an incredible place to begin this epic journey. We are grateful to the New Zealand Film Commission, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Tourism New Zealand, Auckland Unlimited, and others for their tremendous collaboration that supported the New Zealand film sector and the local economy during the production of Season One," said V.P. and co-head of TV at Amazon Studios, Vernon Sanders.

Amazon's The Lord of the Rings is set to be directed by Charlotte Brändström (The Witcher, Jupiter's Legacy), who will helm two episodes, J.A. Bayona (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), who will direct the first two episodes and British Chinese director Wayne Che Yip who will helm four episodes, while JD Payne and Patrick McKay serve as showrunners. The series is set to debut on September 2nd 2022 on Amazon Prime Video with episodes airing weekly.



So Northern Ireland then? Just like Game of Thrones.


It's said that the Misty Mountains in LotR are inspired by the Swiss alps, according to a letter J.R.R. Tolkien wrote to one of his sons. So moving production away from New Zealand isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Scotland has a really booming film industry growing over the last few years. They've been setting up a lot of new studios, Indiana Jones 5 and the Robert Pattinson Batman have recently filmed around Glasgow, plus I think a new Marvel show is set to film around Scotland soon. And they will be offering tax breaks.


Have the Scots made any good original films of their own?


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Shallow Grave, but everything scottish is labeled british strangely enough.


great, more ZOG gruel.


>but everything scottish is labeled british strangely enough.
Because they are still non-independent cucks


Tbh at this point them being independant would make them even bigger cucks, in the same way that cuck island as a whole got more cucked after brexit.

Britain was actually a huge shitlib ideological weight on the EU, the EU actually got proportionally much more conservative when they left. Scotland is in a similar situation as being a huge ideological weight for cuckoldry on Britain as a whole.

Tbh the idea of "independance" as a progressive ideological state is pretty risible given that they'll always be stuck on the same island with the much stronger England. An illiberal Scotland could enforece a border to start with, but what are the standard globocucks [Scotland edition] going to do?

They'll be independant other than having free movement with England, the same currency, almost certainly a joint military (which England will control), no ability for independant immigration policies (free movement lmao), and will continue to be dominated by British companies. FFFFRRRRREEEEEEDDDDDDOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!


>having free movement with England, the same currency, almost certainly a joint military, no ability for independant immigration policies and will continue to be dominated by British companies.
That ain't free and the point of independence is doing away with all that yet i agree being so "on paper" yet having all that shit is just a simulation. Welsh, scots and manx like to larp with their dragons and man skirts but at the end of the day they are english dogs until they enforce such things by law and heart.


lord of the nigs


Who gives a flying shit where it's filmed, it's gonna be pozzed nigger infested garbage


Wait who picked up Wheel of Time?


>this will probably be the best of a bad bunch
>there's a baseline level of quality that's expected
how retarded are you


is gandalf black


Gandalf was mentored under his gay black lover Kangdalf the Black, who was a much better wizard than he ever was but was killed due to bigotry and homophobia caused by a king of Men called Grumph the Orange.


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Wheel of Time TV show is a co-production between Sony and Amazon. It's supposed to premiere on Amazon Prime in about two months, and there are six episodes. They haven't revealed any footage or trailers yet, one of the only promotional images is characters standing in an empty field. Looks low budget.


Fuck's sake.
Also it's not the best of the bunch, but wasn't there also a Shadow and Bone TV show coming or releasing soon?


>Wheel of Time
>That picture
Hahahaha holy shit another one. They really want to kill these series don't they? Ugly mongloids that don't resemble any of the character descriptions. No wonder they haven't released any actual footage, it looks like muttmix shit.
By they way, despite what redditors insist about how people in medeival times weren't actually racist and it was more culture and religion? Oh fuck yeah they were racist, that's why we have countries and continents literally divided by the color of people's skin.
Dead on Arrival.


>despite what redditors insist about how people in medeival times weren't actually racist
is this a thing?


>Oh fuck yeah they were racist, that's why we have countries and continents literally divided by the color of people's skin.
Dead on Arrival.

The grain of truth they're distorting is that ethnic loyalties were above "race" which would actually have been more inclusive. Obviously the French and English are the same "race" (I mean the Normans were a direct offshoot of French tribes), but that didn't stop their longstanding antipathy towards each other, to be just "racist" would have been less exclusionary. The "issue" of including primitives from black africa in these societies literally didn't exist because there were no africans there.

It's like saying people in antiquity weren't "transphobic"; well yeah, because transsexualism didn't exist lmao. You may as well say "Charlemagne wasn't anticommunist!"


If there are eight episodes in the first season, and each episode is about 60 minutes, I think they could spend at least 20 minutes on the first episode getting into material that's set before and during First Age, just as a prologue.


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New Zealand put out some 20 year anniversary stamps to celebrate Jackson's Fellowship of the Ring


I-I don't understand…where are all the niggers?


the fuck is a stamp??


Wot i leave in your mum's breed hole m8


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Howard Shore, whose work on the Middle Earth trilogy won him three Oscars, is in talks to compose the music for the TV series.

This is an important development for a series that carries a reported cost of $465 million for its first season, making it the most expensive TV series of all time. The so-far untitled series based on J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novels, recently wrapped principal photography on Season 1, and is scheduled to premiere on Prime Video Sept. 2, 2022. Season 1 post production will continue in New Zealand through June 2022, and pre-production on Season Two will begin concurrently in the UK right after Jan. 1, 2022.

Amazon recently announced that move from New Zealand - where all three LOTR and three The Hobbit films were shot - to the UK earlier this year, and the elaborate sets built for the show will be shipped to the UK. It is unclear where exactly in the UK The Lord Of the Rings will shoot as part of the streaming studio's efforts to expand its footprint in the country. Amazon, which has multiple series filming in the UK, is currently in the process of booking stages to house the sets. The late author Tolkien was English, and Tolkien reportedly based the Shire's landscapes, climate, flora, fauna on rural England, The first season shot in Auckland.

Shore, whose film credits include The Hobbit trilogy, Twilight Saga, Hugo, The Departed, Pieces Of A Woman, Philadelphia, The Silence of the Lambs and many others, provided the unforgettable and often ominous score that framed the stakes in the battle between Sauron's evil forces of Orcs, Goblins, and Uruk-Hai forces against the men, hobbits, elves and dwarves in Middle Earth.



The books are nice when you're a little kid who barely read anything, after you mature and read more works you notice how overrated and childish the story is.


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What were Tolkien's views on race? I know he and his buttbuddy Lewis (Narnia) both hated Nazis and their philosophy with a passion, and that both considered them an "intolerable evil" that had to be eradicated by martial force, but what would they have thought about the multiculti globohomo Britain of today?

I bet, like with Patton, it would have made them reconsider their positions regarding the "evil" Nazis.


Bro they had no idea that their entire people and culture would be replaced, they'd fucking weep and demand to go back and join the other side. The island is dead.


Obvously if the unshackle themselves from Britain, they can finally join the EU.


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>Sir Lenny Henry appeared on BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live show today, talking about his life, his career, getting writing advice from Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman, and his appearance in the Lord Of The Rings series being made for Amazon Prime Video.
<"For the last two years I've been working on Lord Of The Rings and it's an extraordinary thing, it's the biggest television show that's ever been made, in terms of money and head count. Literally, a hundred people on set glaring at you and trying to work out what you'll look like four feet tall… I'm a Harfoot, because JRR Tolkien, who was also from Birmingham, suddenly there were black hobbits, I'm a black hobbit, it's brilliant, and what's notable about this run of the books, its a prequel to the age that we've seen in the films, its about the early days of the Shire and Tolkien's environment, so we're an indigenous population of Harfoots, we're hobbits but we're called Harfoots, we're multi-cultural, we're a tribe not a race, so we're black, asian and brown, even Maori types within it. It's a brand new set of adventures that seed some of the origins of different characters and it's going to take at least ten years to tell the story. Because it's based on the Silmarillion which was almost like a cheat sheet for what happens next in this world in the second and third ages. And the writers have a lot of fun in extrapolating it all out, and it's going to be very exciting. There's a very strong female presence in this, there's going to be female heroes in this evocation of the story, they're going to be little people as usual."
<And just before the usual folk kick-off, Tolkien, describing Harfoots in the Lord Of The Rings, stated that "they were browner of skin" and also "they moved westward early" which may be seen as why Harfoots were absent in the films so far.



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nothing white will ever be made again. We have crossed the boundary between the white world and the world of Infinity Forever Niggers.


Uncle was right


>not a race
>in four generations we'll be indistinguishable from one another
>but we're diverse.
>no white people though
>did I mention we're a 'tribe', not a race? It doesn't make sense if you think about the origin of tribes as a racial group, but we know you won't think about it.
>Did I mention we'd breed a new race of mutt hobbits in four generations?


Whos that


Thats what (((they))) want you to think. DO not fall into the demoralization hole. We are going to make it brothers.


Are you stupid? You don't recognize Arnold Hitler?


Dead on arrival. It's gonna be chock full of nigger and diversity. Instant into the trash.


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>ten years to tell the story
If it flops, will you laff?


No who that is


savior of jew souls


Nothing white ever was made, everything you love and hate was created by a Jew.


I'm too numb to this shit to do much more than acknowledge it's existence.


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Buckle up, boys.
<One of the commonly cited issues with Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings series from the early 2000s is its lack of diversity, but it looks like that's about to change.


So are they going to tear down the white tree of Gondor and replace it with a statue of Gothmog?


But Lords of the Rings was always multi cultural. You had humans, dwarves, elves, other humans, orcs, uruk hai, spiders, demons, ghosts, wizard gods, tree people, so on.


we already know all that slowpokenigger




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I snuck into Amazon Studios HQ and found some footage of this show amidst a pile of dildos. Looks better than I expected tbh

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