Lord of the Rings will be returning for a second season after it was renewed before the first season is finished.
It feels like early season’s renewal is in the air for the streaming platforms, which are renewing shows left, right, and center without the audiences, even getting the chance to watch the upcoming seasons.
The obvious reason for why the steaming services like Amazon and Netflix are renewing shows for a second season without even premiering the first season is because they are adapting major IPs. The streaming services are making different series based on pre-existing source materials with a built-in fan base.
There was so much hate levied against the adaptation of 'The Witcher,' from the casting to the looks and feel of the series, from the teaser, but the trailer quelled some doubts, and Netflix felt they could renew the show for a second season. But what Amazon is doing is beyond the next level when it comes to the early renewal of a show.
Source: Den of Geek
Amazon is giving a second season order for the upcoming 'Lord of the Rings' adaptation before the filming on the first two episodes of the first season is completed. The whole team is currently in New Zealand filming the first season of 'Lord of the Rings,' and according to reports, the show will be taking a four to five months hiatus when the showrunners will lay the groundworks for the future of 'Lord of the Rings' season two.
The show already got a multi-season commitment from Amazon as part of the blockbuster deal to bring the show to the internet shopping giants’ streaming service. The season one of 'Lord of the Rings' was supposed to go on a hiatus for a short time while showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay were supposed to be with their writing team for the season one adaptation.
But now the hiatus will last more than four months, to span the New Zealand winter and will start after the first two episodes of the first season are completed by director J.A. Bayona. The show is one of the biggest undertakings on New Zealand soil, and it beat out competition from Scotland for the opportunity to stage the production of Lord of the Rings.
There is no release date for the first season of 'Lord of the Rings,' but considering the hiatus after only the first two episodes’ filming, it would be more than likely the show will arrive sometime in 2021, which is a long time to wait for a show, considering it started development in 2018.
Source: The Verge
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