The Lord of the Rings films and series strongly connect to New Zealand, where they have all been filmed so far.
However, Amazon has confirmed that the series second season will be shot in the UK, leaving Oceania behind for the first time. One who reacted to this was actor Elijah Wood, Frodo from Peter Jackson’s films.
According to Amazon, the reason for the move is strategic, with the possibility of exploring different locations in the UK.
For Elijah Wood, as for many fans, this reason doesn’t make much sense, and the actor didn’t hide his disappointment. Sharing the information on his Twitter profile, he only commented with a “facepalm” emoji, which speaks for itself.
— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) August 12, 2021
Fans also protested although others took the move with a bit more good humor.
One of the most quoted tweets on the subject regrets the news since “everyone knows Middle Earth is in New Zealand,” which is pretty hard to refute given the country’s history with J.R.R. Tolkien‘s work.
One of the most popular franchises in the world is The Lord of the Rings by director Peter Jackson based on J. R. R. R. Tolkien’s novels.
Amazon, taking advantage of the popularity of this fantastic world, confirmed a spin-off of the series that is already in production. Recently it was confirmed that there would be a second season.
The Lord of the Rings TV Series, which will be a prequel to the events we saw in the saga, will premiere on September 2, 2022, on Amazon Prime Video.