‘The Lord of the Rings’ Television Series and ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Allowed to Begin Production in New Zealand

The crew members of Amazon Prime Video’s television adaptation “The Lord of the Rings” and Netflix’s upcoming take on Japanese animated series “Cowboy Bepop,” have both been granted permission to enter New Zealand to begin or resume production, along with five other projects.According to New Zealand media website Stuff, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has revealed that international crews for seven projects have been allowed to enter the country in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

In addition to the long-awaited “Avatar” sequel and Jane Campion’s film “The Power of the Dog,” whose crews had already been allowed in the country, staff are beginning to arrive for television shows “The Lord of the Rings,” “Cowboy Bepop” and “Power Rangers Beast Morphers,” as well as films “The Greatest Beer Run Ever” and “Sweet Tooth.”A total of 206 cast and crew members and 35 of their family

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