Amazon’s Lord Of The Rings TV Series Could Bring Back Howard Shore For The Music

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According to a report from Deadline, famed composer Howard Shore–who won three Academy Awards for the music to Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings films–is in discussions to compose the music for Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV show.

Filming on Season 1 has wrapped, but post-production work will continue through June 2022, the site reported, adding that pre-production on Season 2 (which films in the UK as opposed to New Zealand) will kick off starting January 1, 2022.

Deadline’s report had no additional information about Shore’s involvement in Amazon’s Lord of the Rings show. Importantly, the report says only that Shore is “in talks” to compose the music; nothing is official or confirmed at this stage.

Shore’s music for The Lord of the Rings films is iconic, and his involvement in the Amazon show–even in its unconfirmed stage–is generating a lot of positive social media buzz.

Shore won the Academy Award for Best Music, Original Score for The Return of the King and shared the Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song for “Into the West.” He also won the Academy Award for Best Music, Original Score for The Fellowship of the Ring.

Shore came back to compose the music for Jackson’s Hobbit series, too. Outside of Middle-earth properties, Shore is known for composing the music for the Best Picture winning movie, The Departed, as well as the Twilight series. He also did the music for Gangs of New York, The Aviator, and Eastern Promises, among many other films.

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series is scheduled to release on September 2, 2022.

This week marks an important date in Middle-earth history, as September 22 is the shared birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. A new Lord of the Rings game, Rise to War, launches on September 23.

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