Amazon’s incredibly expensive upcoming The Lord Of The Rings TV series could be lining up a shoot in Scotland, at a brand new studio. Here’s everything we know…
Creative Scotland is opening a new film studio in Edinburgh’s Leith region, and the Daily Record reports that Amazon is lining up this location as a key part of the production for its Lord Of The Rings TV show. The series is believed to be some sort of prequel to the main LOTR story.
The studio is intended to open in Leith this year, and Amazon is apparently hoping to have the show ready to broadcast next year. If those schedules can align, and the new Scottish studio can open in time to accommodate Amazon’s needs, this big new partnership could seemingly go ahead. If it did, presumably it would bring a lot of new jobs to Scotland.
“A lot of arrangements are already in place,” an industry source apparently told the Daily Record. “All that remains now is for it to be up and running in time – so the clock is ticking.”
Lord Of The Rings’ producers apparently want to film between August and November, and then come back to do more filming in March next year.
“There could be more after that,” the source adds. “It’s a massive contract and a gigantic boost for the studio and for Scotland.”
As we hear more, we’ll be sure to let you know.