Lord Of The Rings has dropped another cryptic clue teasing the Amazon Prime Video series, leading fans to believe filming has begun.
The shows official Twitter account shared an emoji of the New Zealand flag, where the film trilogy was shot between 2001 and 2003, and now people are convinced that the accounts mysterious message means shooting is officially underway.
Sharing their speculation, one user asked: Youre filming in New Zealand??? as another guessed: They started shooting.
Echoing a similar sentiment, another added: Glad to see youre filming in Middle-earth!
Back in February, it was confirmed that the primary location for filming the series will be New Zealand, with Scotland losing out due to reports Brexit is to blame.
The New Zealand Herald reported the country had nearly lost out on the astronomically lucrative deal to Scotland, which is now expected to play a smaller part in the TV series following the Christ Church terror attack in March.
— The Lord of the Rings on Prime (@LOTRonPrime) September 17, 2019
When commissioning international television productions, they all have security reports and look at the risks and threats to international crews coming in, an insider added to the publication.
When New Zealands status changed there were very high-level talks between the New Zealand government and Amazon to assure them that it was a one-off event, that New Zealand remains a very safe place for international workers and film crews to work.
It was pretty quickly laid to rest and Amazon agreed and decided to move the production south.
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Earlier this month, reports claimed that Will Poulter had been cast in a leading role for the Lord Of The Rings series.
The only confirmed casting for the reboot is actress Markella Kavenagh, with the show helmed by Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Orphanage director JA Bayona.
Lord Of The Rings is expected to air on Amazon Prime Video in 2020.