Amazon’s billion-dollar Lord of the Rings TV series set to begin filming

The only thing larger than the expectations placed on this show is how much Amazon plans on spending.

According to the Daily Record, Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series is set to begin filming later this year. The filming will take place in Leith, Edinburgh and be the first customer for the studio. The report says that filming and production will be about three months from August till November.

“Lord of the Rings producers are hoping to start filming at the new studio from about August to November.

“A lot of arrangements are already in place. All that remains now is for it to be up and running in time — so the clock is ticking.

“It’s anticipated production will return for another three months from next March. There could be more after that. It’s a massive contract and a gigantic boost for the studio and for Scotland.”

Before this year we knew very little about how Amazon was going to approach this. We knew they spent a crap ton of money on the IP and that this was their Game of Thrones.

In February, they announced more details about the series in the form of a map and a Twitter account.


It seems like we can expect this series 2020 or 2021. There are a plethora of questions to ask about this series, and a big one is whether or not Amazon plans on going the nostalgia route and slowly weave in the characters we know now into the story or not.

Part of me feels like they’re too smart to touch current work, but then again they probably see how much Disney is making from throwing some nostalgia into their new properties. Either way, just the news that they have some dates on paper is good news.

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