Amazon Prime Video’s Lord Of The Rings original TV series is still in pre-production, but it has already been renewed for a second season.
Amazon revealed to Deadline that a sequel is already in the pipeline and that the show will go on a hiatus for some four months after filming the first two season one episodes. During that break, the writing team, led by showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, will start work on the scripts for the second season.
According to Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke, production will commence next year, but there is no hint at a launch date for what is sure to be an epic scale series. Little is known about the plot, other than it will be set many years before the events of The Fellowship of the Ring.
The series will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros Entertainment.