The New Zealand government has given the green light for entertainment projects to begin filming again in the country, and this includes Amazon’s big-budget Lord of the Rings TV show.
Variety reports that The Lord of the Rings show, in addition to Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop and other shows and movies, have been cleared to start or resume production in the country after COVID-19 shutdowns in March.
The New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment made the announcement recently. It comes after the local government already cleared James Cameron’s Avatar sequels to return to work. The TV show Power Rangers Beast Morphers and the movies The Greatest Beer Run Ever and Sweet Tooth are getting back to work in New Zealand, too.