– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Back in the early-2000s, Lord of the Rings set the world on fire, delivering a pitch-perfect execution of a classic fantasy story, and opening the floodgates to decades of tourists to the unsuspecting country of New Zealand. All these years later, Lord of the Rings is still likely the first thing to come to film fans’ minds when thinking of New Zealand, as its rolling hills landscapes are now as much ingrained into the Lord of the Rings property as anything has ever been.

In the coming years, Amazon will be creating a new Lord of the Rings TV series for their streaming platform. While it bears the same name as the film franchise, it isn’t going to be a straight-up remake, but rather a prequel and overall embellishment of the films that came after it. It’s still unclear whether or not the canon between the show and films will be continuous, but now we have one more piece of news that leans in favor of that theory.

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According to The GWW, the Amazon series is eyeing to return to those very landscapes that made the country so famous. That’s right, they ‘re looking to bring Lord of the Rings back to New Zealand. With them returning to the shooting country of those six movies, you can imagine that they’re at least making an effort to keep the same overall aesthetic of those films, right?

We’ll have to wait and see on that front, but I’d be surprised if they didn’t make an effort to at least replicate the world those films created, especially since they seem to be going through all that effort to return to New Zealand.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.