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Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series Sets First U.K. Filming Locations (Exclusive)

Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series Sets First U.K. Filming Locations (Exclusive)

One of the biggest productions to hit the U.K. in years is gearing up to film outside London next spring, Variety can reveal.

Season 2 of Amazon Prime Video’s “Lord of the Rings,” which grabbed international headlines when the streaming player moved locations from New Zealand to the U.K., has set its first filming locations. The move — which was a major upset for the New Zealand production sector — is especially momentous given the U.K relocation marks the first time any of the modern “Lord of the Rings” live-action, on-screen projects have been produced outside of New Zealand, including “The Hobbit” trilogy.

Sources close to production say Bray Film Studios and Bovingdon Airfield will be the initial production facilities used to film the big-budget series. Pre-production is set to begin in the second quarter of 2022.

Based in Maidenhead, to the west of London, Bray Film Studios boasts almost

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