The good days are coming back ladies and gentlemen. The world may be ravaged by a viral pandemic but the globe will not stop spinning. The entertainment industry was hit the hardest by the global lockdown conditions. Streaming giants like Amazon Prime and Netflix found it very hard to keep on doing what they do best. Many of their highly anticipated projects remained stuck in the pipeline, waiting for clearance. It has been confirmed by reputed sources that two major projects are about to re-enter production. Amazon’s Lord of the Rings and Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop have received the permission by New Zealand’s Government. Production on these two series is all set to resume.
Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV Show, a live-action adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s series of fantasy novels, has already resumed filming. New Zealand has also given the get-go for Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop. The show is set to resume filming this Wednesday in the island nation. Only a chosen few projects were allowed to start filming in the country. Netflix is already filming Sweet Tooth in New Zealand since the 14th of September.
The Lord of the Rings TV Show had started production and had come pretty close to finishing filming the first and second episodes. In the middle of March, the Corona Virus Pandemic hit the country with all its might and Director J.A Bayona was forced to pack it all up. The LOTR Series is already getting an early renewal for a Second Season. The shutdown led to a 5 month delay in Season 1’s release. The LOTR Series would have gone for a 4-5 month hiatus after its first season. Now that the shutdown has taken up their hiatus time, Amazon Prime would have to start production on the second season right after the first season’s filming and productions is over. Coincidentally, the Season 2 scripts for Lord of the Rings has already been written.
Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV Show is set in the world of Middle Earth. J.R.R. Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring will be used as the muse for creating the overall story arc for LOTR’s first season. Cast members for the project include Joseph Mawle, Robert Aramayo, Markella Kavenagh, Nazanin Boniadi, and Morfydd Clark in crucial roles.
Netflix‘s Cowboy Bebop TV Series is based on the hit space-western anime series. It is backed by Tomorrow Studios. The live action adaptation of the cult classic anime show already had a few episodes filmed when the lead John Cho’s knee injury led to a seven month long hiatus. The series is brought to us by Marty Adelstein’s joint venture with ITV Studios. Writer Chris Yost will be penning the script for the show. Sunrise, the Studio behind the original series is also a part of the project. The story of Cowboy Bebop involves the notorious space cowboy Spike Bebop (played by John Cho), and his motley crew members as they hunt down infamous fugitives throughout the galaxy. The anime is famous for its subtle humor and Jazz themed character designs.
New Zealand has been one of the very few countries that has been able to completely stop the corona virus pandemic curve. They used a combination of strict lockdown regulations and complete governmental oversight of all activities to ensure New Zealand would come out victorious in her fight against the Coronavirus. The country recently lifted all remaining lockdown restrictions. It is good to see the streaming giants reaping the benefits. But we are the ones that are the happiest. Lord of the Rings and Coboy Bebop are back on track you guys!!!