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Amazon's Lord Of The Rings Star Says Size Of Production Is Mind-Blowing


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Morfydd Clark, who will play Galadriel in Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series, states the size of production on the show is one of the biggest in television history. Penned by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings is one of the best selling novels of all time and spawned a slew of epic film adaptations helmed by Peter Jackson. Two years ago, Amazon shook the fantasy world when it ordered a Lord of the Rings TV series with a multi-season commitment.

Set in a period long before the events of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Amazon’s series takes place in the Tolkien time period known as the Second Age. Lasting 3,441 years, marking the One Ring’s conception, and ending with the first defeat of Sauron, the Second Age offers plentiful story arcs and fresh faces for the saga. Earlier this year, Lord of the Rings was making ample headway into filming when over 800 cast and crew members were sent home due to coronavirus concerns. However, in July, Lord of the Rings resumed production in West Auckland, New Zealand. Serving as a prequel to The Hobbit, Amazon’s series has confirmed the appearances of Elrond, Sauron, and young Galadriel - who will be portrayed by Clark. Now, Clark provides insight on the massive scale of production on the highly anticipated series.

Per NME, Clark reveals the Lord of the Rings production is of epic proportions. Speaking from quarantine with cast and crew, Clark reveals that the number of people working on the series is “mind-blowing.” Clark elaborates by stating:

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Touting a price tag of $1 billion for the production of five seasons, Amazon’s Lord of the Rings continues to keep details of the series under wraps. With the popularity of The Lord of the Rings, it makes sense that Amazon would go all out for the franchise's first TV series. After all, in order to match the quality of Peter Jackson's films, Amazon needed to be willing to spend a lot of money to secure a solid cast and give the series impressive special effects. There is clearly a devoted fanbase for The Lord of the Rings, so giving the series a big budget will hopefully pay off for Amazon once it's available to stream.

Hailing from the writing duo of Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne, Amazon’s Lord of the Rings could be the most expensive, exhaustive, and extensive TV series of all time. It remains to be seen how production delays will affect the show’s cost and tentative release date of 2021, but it appears the seasoned creative team behind Lord of the Rings is hard at work. Clark unveiling a peek into the elaborate production of Lord of the Rings has added a new layer of excitement for Amazon’s endeavor to bring The Lord of the Rings series to life.

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