The so-called hobbit law is back in the spotlight with confirmation the new Lord of the Rings TV series will be filmed in New Zealand.

Although, the stout and hairy footed among us can stand-down.

As any real fan of JRR Tolkien will tell you, there shouldn't be any hobbits in the new Lord of the Rings TV series.


The new Amazon Prime series being filmed here - thanks to a sizeable tax break – will be based on Tolkien's dense prequel The Silmarillion.

That means it will follow the epic legends of Middle-Earth's second age, in which Hobbits