The official synopsis for Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings television series has been revealed. From the synopsis we now know the series will be a prequel to both The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings; with the events taking place thousands of years before the events of those books. The series is headed by showrunners/exec producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay with film-maker J.A. Bayona directing the first two episodes and serving as executive producer, alongside his creative partner Belén Atienza; with executive producers Lindsey Weber, Bruce Richmond, Callum Greene, Gennifer Hutchison, Jason Cahill, Justin Doble and Sharon Tal Yguado. It will be released exclusively on Amazon Prime.
Amazon Studios has today officially announced twenty additional cast members joining the Amazon Original series based on The Lord of the Rings novels. The newly revealed cast members will join the previously announced global cast and crew, currently filming in New Zealand. Notable additions include British comic legend Sir Lenny Henry. Continue reading
We are sad to report that British stage & screen actor Ian Holm has died in London aged 88, his agent confirmed to the Guardian. He has many well-known roles in Film & TV including Ash in Alien, Father Vito Cornelius in The Fifth Element, Chef Skinner in Ratatouille, and Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film series.