The production on widely publicised and highly awaited television show, “The Lord of The Rings” has restarted production in New Zealand. Owing to the ongoing pandemic, the production of the show along with several productions such as James Cameron’s “Avatar” series was halted in March. Due to strict restrictions in place, New Zealand was able to contain the virus and, restrictions were totally lifted last week.

J. A. Bayona, who previously directed several high-profile projects like “The Impossible”, “Jurassic World: The Lost World directed the first two episodes of “The Lord of The Rings” show. Peter Jackson had directed a trilogy based on the works of acclaimed and revered English author, J. R. R. Tolkien. The trilogy had set new records at the box office and won a record-breaking Academy awards over the period of three years. Since their releases, the movies have had been by beloved by fans of the book series and has adopted innumerable new fans into its fan base.

J. R. R. Tolkien authored the series with the first book in the series, “The Fellowship of the Ring” released in summer of 1954. The sequels “The Two Towers” and “The Return of the King” were published in winter of 1954 and 1955 respectively. Since the publication, the series is considered as the one of the greatest literary works in history and has gained a great number of fans around the world. Set in middle-earth, the books follow the journey of an ordinary hobbit called “Frodo” who was given the responsibility of disposing an all-powerful ring. If the rings were to come into the possession of Sauron, the middle-earth will be forever lost to the dark forces of Sauron and his follower Saruman who directs a war against the middle-earth forces. The hobbits, Men, dwarves, elves and wizards form a fellowship to perish the ring into the fires of Mordor. The ring can only be destroyed in the fires of Mordor and if successfully destroyed can cause Sauron to perish as well.

The tv show is being developed by Patrick McKay and J. D. Payne for the OTT streaming service Amazon Prime Video.