New Synopsis Revealed for Amazon’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Series
Every inkling of news from Middle-Earth is precious, so it’s no surprise that fans are poring over a new synopsis that surfaced this week.
TheOneRing.net exclusively revealed the description of the Lord of the Rings series, which has since been confirmed by Amazon Studios and the major trades. The blurb is quite intriguing, as it manages to reaffirm known information, answer questions about the series, and ask new ones all at the same time. Take a look below:
Amazon Studios’ forthcoming series brings to screens for the very first time the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ and will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.
The show will take place in the Second Age, a timespan previously unexplored in the Lord of the Rings continuity. It’s confirmed here that we will see some familiar characters as well as new ones, portrayed by the ensemble cast that was filled out last month. The synopsis also gives us an idea of some locations the series will be exploring, including Lindon, Númenor, and the Misty Mountains. Below is the map Amazon released when first announcing the series, which shows the unique landscape of Middle-Earth in the Second Age:
The Lord of the Rings continues filming this month in New Zealand and, in true LOTR fashion, will shoot the first two seasons back to back. The talented J.A. Bayona has already directed the pilot, which is currently in post-production. There is no release date set, but hardcore fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s books will no doubt be whisked away to a world they always dreamed of when the show hits Amazon Prime.
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