There have also been rumours that Sir Peter Jackson, the New Zealand director who adapted the J.
Edoras, the capital of the horse riding people of Rohan, was set majestically overlooking the upper reaches of the Rangitata River in South Canterbury, the Battle of the Pelennor Fields was fought in open country near Twizel, and Hobbiton, of course, was built on a farm near Matamata, in Waikato.
While precise plot details of the new series have been kept a closely guarded secret Amazon has revealed that the series will be set during the 3,441-year period before the events of The Fellowship of the Ring, with rumours the script will focus on a young Aragorn, played by Viggo Mortensen in the film trilogy.
Amazon have invested a lot of money into the project - some reports suggesting that $250 million was spent on the rights, and another $250 million was spent for the first two seasons of a planed five-season series.
Amazon Studios published at the fresh time this might possibly well shoot The Lord of the Rings TV sequence, based entirely on J.R.R. Tolkien's iconic delusion novels, in Contemporary Zealand. "We're grateful to the folks and the authorities of Contemporary Zealand and in particular Auckland for supporting us for the length of this pre-manufacturing phase".
"This is a great place to make films and TV, and Amazon's new series is another chance to demonstrate our skills and capacity to the industry worldwide", Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said.
"As we looked for the plot in which lets ship to existence the primordial magnificence of the Second Age of Center-earth, we knew we wished to search out someplace majestic, with pristine coasts, forests, and mountains, that will be a condominium to world-class sets, studios, and highly expert and experienced craftspeople and completely different workforce".
Amazon has not announced a released date for the Lord of the Rings series. We are very happy that Amazon Studios made this decision but, it couldn't have been an especially hard decision. Payne and Patrick McKay have chosen to also use New Zealand as a stand-in for the fictional land of Middle-earth.
Sharing their hypothesis, one consumer requested: 'You're filming in New Zealand???' as one other guessed: 'They started shooting'.
"I am proud of Auckland Council's contribution to Auckland and New Zealand landing this huge production, in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Commission".
Amazon Prime Video remained mum even as every Lord of the Rings fan predicted this - but now it's official. R. R. Tolkien tales for the big screen, could be involved with the LOTR series.