The massive Amazon Lord of the Rings TV series wrapped shooting of season one in NZ this week, leaving nervous crew with no promises it will return to film the second and subsequent seasons here.
Amazon announced this week that the first series will go to air on September 2, 2022, and it has already green-lit production of a second season. But despite the Government announcing in April that the series would be filmed in New Zealand, Amazon has not confirmed where the next four seasons will be shot.
Both Economic Development Minister Stuart Nash and the NZ Film Commission are expressing hope the production – said to be the most expensive ever made – will be back.
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