Amazon Orders Lord of the Rings Season Two Before Filming Begins on Season One

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If you thought Netflix's renewal of The Witcher before the first season aired was early, Amazon has some beer for you to hold. Deadline broke the news that the streaming service renewed the TV adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novels for season two before the show has even began filming! Preproduction for the series is set up in New Zealand and studio head Jennifer Salke confirmed to Deadline that the site has called the writers' room back together to work on the second season.

The renewal isn't so much of a surprise since the November 2017 deal giving Amazon Studios global TV rights to Lord of the Rings includes a multiseason commitment, but it's still very early to call for a pickup. The early renewal and a hiatus after filming the first two episodes of season one allow series creators J. D. Payne and Patrick McKay the opportunity to
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