'Lord of the Rings' Amazon Show: Release Date, Trailer, Cast and Plot

Amazon has been hard at work on a series based in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth since 2017.

The show, which will premiere on Prime Video, has been shrouded in secrecy since it was first announced.

When Amazon originally announced it was working on its own Lord of the Rings show, it revealed it had also made a multi-season production commitment to it.

Filming has been taking place in New Zealand for nearly 18 months, and the series has been described as the "biggest TV show in history" thanks to its $465m budget for the first season alone.

On Monday, Amazon revealed the first image from the show, which depicted a stunning landscape, and was shared just as shooting wrapped.

And Newsweek has all you need to know about the forthcoming series.

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First look at Amazon's "Lord of the Rings" series Amazon Studios

When Is Amazon Prime Video's Lord of the Rings show Out?

When it revealed the first look image of the new fantasy show, Amazon also announced that it will air on September 2, 2022.

The programme will air exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 territories and countries around the globe.

Episodes will air on a weekly basis, and there will be eight episodes in total for the first season.

In a statement, showrunners Patrick McKay and John D. Payne said: "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."

Who Will Star in Amazon Prime Video's Lord of the Rings show?

While it has not been revealed who the actors will play, the ensemble cast of newcomers has been announced.

The cast is lead by Cynthia Addai-Robinson, and includes Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, and Ismael Cruz Córdova.

Others set to appear in the show include Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, and Lloyd Owen.

Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman, and Sara Zwangobani are also part of the cast.

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Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins in "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" New Line Cinema

What Will Happen In Amazon Prime Video's Lord of the Rings show?

The series is set during the Second Age of Middle-earth's history in J.R.R. Tolkien's books, which takes place thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

In the period, which lasted 3,441 years, a number of key historical events from The Lord of the Rings happens, including Elrond's establishment of the refuge of Rivendell and the emergence of the Ringwraiths.

The Rings of Power were also forged during the Second Age, before The Three Rings were hidden by Sauron.

Other key moments include the birth and life of Isildur, Aragorn's ancestor, who would go on to kill the Dark Lord of Mordor and take the One Ring for himself.

The Second Age ended with the defeat of Sauron and his army during their battle against the Last Alliance of Elves and Men.

Is There a Trailer For Amazon Prime Video's Lord of the Rings show?

As yet there is no trailer for Amazon's Lord of the Rings show, especially since production has only just ended in New Zealand.

Given the series will be coming to Prime Video at the start of September 2022, it stands to reason that a trailer will be released in the months leading up to it.

Amazon's Lord of the Rings show will air weekly on Prime Video from September 2, 2022.