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When Amazon brings audiences back to Lord of the Rings, it’ll be in a Middle-earth that looks mighty familiar. The streamer announced today that production will take place in New Zealand, the same country Peter Jackson filmed both his film trilogy and all three chapters of The Hobbit.
In a statement, showrunners and executive producers Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne praised the setting as well as the “Kiwi hopsitality” it affords:
Location - Life - Beauty - Second - Age
“As we searched for the location in which we could bring to life the primordial beauty of the Second Age of Middle-earth, we knew we needed to find somewhere majestic, with pristine coasts, forests, and mountains, that also is a home to world-class sets, studios, and highly skilled and experienced craftspeople and other staff. And we’re happy that we are now able to officially confirm New Zealand as our home for our series based on stories...
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