Cowboy Bebop, Lord of the Rings Among Projects To Resume Filming In New Zealand

Those looking forward to the likes of the Cowboy Bebop and Lord of the Rings TV series on Netflix and Amazon respectively will be thrilled to know that both projects have been greenlighted to resume production once more in New Zealand.

This was first reported by New Zealand media Stuff (via Variety), who stated that the two productions will be among five projects, whose cast and crew have been allowed into the country thanks to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. This, of course, is following the country’s recent declaration of its complete eradication of the COVID-19 coronavirus within its borders.

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The other three shows include Power Rangers Beast Morphers, The Greatest Beer Run Ever, and Robert Downey Jr’s Sweet Tooth Netflix series.

These five productions will take cue from the likes of James Cameron’s Avatar 2 and Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, which were the first projects to be allowed into New Zealand to resume shooting.

As the productions begin to pick up where they left off before travel restrictions were put in place for the past few months, both Netflix and Amazon have yet to update on potential new release dates for Cowboy Bebop and Lord of the Rings.