Lord of the Rings composer Howard Shore to score TV series on Amazon – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: Although neither writer / director Peter Jackson nor the original cast are part of Amazon Studios The Lord of the Rings series, Deadline hears that there may well be an important point of familiarity. Howard Shore, whose work on the Middle-earth trilogy has won him three Oscars, is in talks to compose the music for the TV series.
This is a significant development for a series reportedly costing $ 465 million for its first season, making it the most expensive TV series of all time. The so far untitled series based on classic JRR Tolkien novels, recently completed Season 1 principal photography, and is slated to air on Prime Video on September 2, 2022. Season 1 post-production will continue. in New Zealand until June 2022, and pre-season two production will begin simultaneously in the UK just after January 1, 2022.
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Amazon recently announced its move from New Zealand – where all three LOTR films and three The Hobbit films were set – to the UK earlier this year, and the elaborate sets built for the show will be shipped to the UK. . It’s unclear where in the UK The Lord of the Rings will be filming as part of the streaming studio’s efforts to expand its footprint in the country. Amazon, which has filmed several series in the UK, is currently in the process of booking stages to house the sets. The late author Tolkien was English, and Tolkien is said to have based the landscapes, climate, flora and fauna of the Shire on rural England, the first season filmed in Auckland.
Shore, whose film credits include The Hobbit trilogy, Twilight Saga, Hugo, The Departed, Pieces Of Woman, Philadelphia, The Silence Of The Lambs and many others, provided the unforgettable and often disturbing score which framed the stakes of the battle between the evil forces of Sauron, the Orcs, the Goblins and the Uruk-Hai forces against the men, the hobbits, the elves and the dwarves of Middle-earth.
Developed by JD Payne and Patrick McKay, The Lord of the Rings The series is described as an “epic drama” set in the Second Age of Middle-earth – thousands of years before the events of LOTR and Tolkien’s novels. The series brings JRR Tolkien’s legendary second-age Middle-earth story to the screens for the very first time. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows a set of characters, both familiar and new, as they face the dreaded re-emergence of evil in Middle-earth.
Headlining the ensemble, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman and Sara Zwangobani.
Payne and McKay serve as showrunners and executive producers with Lindsey Weber, Callum Greene, JA Bayona, Belén Atienza, Justin Doble, Jason Cahill, Gennifer Hutchison, Bruce Richmond and Sharon Tal Yguado. Wayne Che Yip is co-executive producer and director with JA Bayona and Charlotte Brändström. Christopher Newman is producer and Ron Ames is co-producer.
world-renowned literary work, winner of the International Fantasy Award and the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, The Lord of the Rings was named Amazon Customers’ Favorite Book of the Millennium in 1999 and Britain’s Most Beloved Novel of All Time in the BBC’s The Big Read in 2003. The Lord of the Rings books have been translated into some 40 languages and have sold over 150 million copies. The LOTR The trilogy grossed nearly $ 3 billion worldwide and won 17 Oscars. The Hobbit series has grossed nearly $ 3 billion as well, worldwide.