The Lord of the Rings is hands-down one of the biggest fantasy franchises ever and nearly 20 years after the original trilogy ended, the good folks over at Amazon are breathing new life into the beloved franchise via their upcoming spinoff series which was previously confirmed to be the biggest and most expensive series made to date, with a massive $465 million budget. In case you didn't know, the multinational conglomerate secured exclusive television rights to LOTR in 2017.
It wasn't a smooth start for the said project but after experiencing several delays due to the pandemic, Amazon's The Lord of the Rings series has thankfully wrapped production for Season 1 a few months back and that's just one of the many good news the fans can expect from the show because the hits keep on coming! Deadline is now reporting that Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore is currently in talks with Amazon to score the upcoming series which will serve as a prequel project set in the Second Age of Middle-earth.
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Shore will undoubtedly bring some much-needed credibility, not to mention a whole lot of nostalgia for fans who grew up loving the Elijah Wood-led film series from the early 2000s which has already received legendary status. And let's be honest, who better to work on the official score of the yet-to-be-titled project than Howard Freaking Shore himself? If he ends up agreeing to do the project, then it's already safe to say that we're in for a treat.
Amazon's The Lord of the Rings prequel series is eyeing a 2022 release date. Meanwhile, Season 2 will already go into pre-production in January 2022.