Exclusive: As pre-production on Amazon Studios’
high-profile Lord Of the Rings TV series is gearing up in New Zealand, the streamer is moving ahead with an early Season 2 renewal for the sprawling adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien
’s fantasy novels. As part of that, Amazon
has commissioned the reassembling of the writers room to break the second season. Amazon Studios
head Jennifer Salke
confirmed to Deadline
the news that the second season of Lotr is already in the works during the company’s holiday party Sunday night at the H Club in Hollywood.
Amazon Studios acquired global TV rights to The Lord of the Rings
in a blockbuster November 2017 deal. It included a multi-season commitment to a Lotr series as well as a potential spinoff series. Still, each consecutive season after the first has to be formally greenlighted by the streaming network.
The early Season 2 pickup is good news for fans