Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd, best known for their portrayal of Merry and Pippin in Peter Jackson’s trilogy of The Lord of the Rings, met each other for the first time in New Zealand, during the filming of the Rings movies. Now, after a decade, they’ve come back for a special episode of the second season of Wild Things, the BBC America TV show hosted by Dominic Monaghan.
This is the plot of the episode, that has been aired last 6 May:
Dominic is in New Zealand on a mission to find one of the largest and heaviest insects on earth, the very rare and very cool giant wetapunga – the largest species of Wetas, found only in New Zealand. In a Wild Things twist, Dominic will be accompanied by his best friend and fellow hobbit, Billy Boyd. He and and Billy have not been in New Zealand together since they acted in The Lord of the Rings Trilogies. Together, Dom and Billy meet the incredible creatures endemic to the island and have a bit of fun in Hobbiton.
BBC America has shared the following videos about the 7th episode, they give sneak peeks of Dom and Billy’s return in New Zealand, and their visit to Hobbiton Movie Set in Matamata.