Where were The Rings of Power filmed?
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Amazon’s next high-budget fantasy series, had high expectations for its setting. The visual impact of Peter Jackson’s two movie franchises is substantial, and Amazon’s Middle-earth has to measure up to the likes of the charming town of Hobbiton, the mystical Mountains, and the ominous Mordor.
In addition to bringing the dwarven metropolis of Khazad-dûm (even before Balrog devastated it and it had become famous as Moria) and indeed the Elvish area of Eregion to reality in exquisite splendor, the latest Prime Video serial does not fail to impress.
Shooting in New Zealand
The Rings of Power was shot completely in New Zealand, much like both the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie franchises. As a result of several setbacks, filming didn’t wrap until August 2021, long after the COVID-19 epidemic had ended in February 2020.
Much of the show’s interior shooting reportedly actually occurred at Kumeu Film Studios but also Auckland Film Studios, according to National World; Peter Jackson’s movies were filmed at establishments in Wellington, but they were being utilized to film Avatar: The Way of Water at this same period.
Likewise, outdoor scenes were captured all throughout New Zealand. Hauraki Gulf, Tkapa Moana, and the shores and forests of the Coromandel Peninsula, including Fiordland National Park, the biggest of New Zealand’s Thirteen protected areas, are just a few of the locations used for shooting.
More particular locations that might appear in the upcoming program have been detailed on GoodToKnow; some of these locations will be recognizable to followers of The Lord of the Rings as well as the Hobbit.
The filming of Rings of Power took place in what year?
From February 2020 through August 2021, The Rings of Power was shot in phases. Production was slowed to a crawl as the coronavirus epidemic spread.
Throughout the global epidemic, New Zealand closed its borders to most of the globe but made an exception for the show’s actors and crew. After 8 infections of the virus were verified in New Zealand, production was halted for 2 weeks.
The cast members received a note that said, “We are undertaking this in order limit stress on the assets and facilities surrounding while doing our bit to lower human congestion in our towns and everyday activities, in attempts to assist prevent the transmission of the virus.”
Where can we find the second season of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power being shot?
Amazon is eager to begin production on Season 2 despite the fact that Season 1 is still mostly unfinished. Producers of the show JD Payne and Patrick McKay told RadioTimes.com that they are “a few weeks off from launching filming” on Rings of Power.
We understand that Season 2 will represent an anomaly in that it will not be shot in New Zealand but in the United Kingdom. This may cause a visual shift from Season 1.
According to Variety, season two will shoot at Bray Film Studios as well as Bovingdon Airfield, to begin with. Since the ice rink shown on Dancing on Ice is located at Bovingdon Airfield, this reveals an unexpected link between the two franchises.
The Rings of Power’s relocation to the UK begs the question: why?
Since many of the actors are already British, filming in the UK will keep them near to family and friends. Prime Video’s presence in the nation will grow as a result of the relocation, too. The cast and crew had a hard time getting out of New Zealand to see loved ones as filming for the show took place there during the epidemic. Since the settings of the original novels were based on English locales, shooting the movies there would be the best way to capture the feel of the country’s weather and culture.