We haven’t gotten a taste yet of what Season 1 of Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV series will be like, but Amazon has already greenlighted Season 2.
Deadline is reporting that Amazon has commissioned it’s writers to begin working on the second season eventhough production on Season 1 is expected to take place in New Zealand in the following months. Following the completion of the first two episodes, the series will go on a four to five month production hiatus, which is when the writer’s room will map out and write the Season 2 scripts.
Little has been revealed about the show’s plot, but here’s what we do know: Joseph Mawle, best known for playing Benjen Stark on Game of Thrones, will portray a villain named Oren. Additionally, Will Poulter (Black Mirror) will star as a young hero named Beldar, while Markella Kavenagh (Picnic at Hanging Rock) will play a character named Tyra. The series will explore new storylines preceding the events of The Fellowship of the Ring.