Aug 13, 2021

Lord of the Rings: Amazon moves show to UK from New Zealand

Technology giant Amazon's TV and film business is moving production of its multi-million dollar Lord of the Rings series to the UK from New Zealand. New Zealand's dramatic landscapes were also home to Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie trilogies. Amazon said work on season one of the show would be completed in the country before production shifts to Britain. In a statement announcing the decision, Vernon Sanders, VP and Co-Head of TV, Amazon Studios thanked "The people and the government of New Zealand for their hospitality and dedication and for providing The Lord of the Rings series with an incredible place to begin this epic journey." New Zealand's economic development minister Stuart Nash said he was disappointed by the decision.

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