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Lord Of The Rings Podcast Coming From Dominic Monaghan And Billy Boyd

The two Hobbits will share stories and welcome special guests on their new Lord of the Rings podcast, which debuts May 18.


A Lord of the Rings podcast is on the way, and it will be hosted by Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd, who played the Hobbits Merry and Pippin, respectively.

The podcast is called The Friendship Onion, and the first episode will debut on May 18. "They will bring banter, stories, and comedy to the podcasting space, each week digging into the latest in pop culture, put fans' Lord of the Rings knowledge to the test, reveal exclusive stories from filming and maybe even welcome surprise drop-ins from famous faces," reads a line from the show's description, relayed from Deadline.

Episodes will debut weekly on Spotify and everywhere else you get podcasts; it will also be available on video on YouTube.

"We couldn't be more excited to bring the comedic genius of this duo to podcasting. Fans were introduced to the quick wit and fun banter of this pairing through The Lord of the Rings films, but this podcast will demonstrate how far beyond that origins story their boundless energy and interest stretches. We can't wait to start peeling back the layers of this friendship onion," Colin Thomson, the CEO of producer Kast Media said in a statement.

The Friendship Onion is just the latest podcast to spring out of a popular TV show or movie hosted by some of its actors. Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey host Office Ladies, a rewatch podcast for The Office, while Zach Braff and Donald Faison also have their own podcast dedicated to the show Scrubs called Fake Doctors Real Friends.

Monaghan and Boyd had a great on-screen rapport for The Lord of the Rings and they frequently hang out in real life, as you well know if you follow them on social media. The new podcast will have lots of ground to cover, too, as there are surely many behind-the-scenes stories from The Lord of the Rings that have yet to be told. They might also comment on the recent developments in The Lord of the Rings space, such as Amazon's big-budget TV show.

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