Amazon Release Full Synopsis
Amazon has confirmed that their forthcoming Lord Of The Rings series is set to feature unexplored lands from J.R.R. Tolkien’s books.
TheOneRing.Net, who have been breaking Middle-earth stories for years now, has published the official synopsis for the upcoming show and it teases that we’ll meet characters “both familiar and new,” in locations explored and unexplored in the Second Age of Middle-earth.
The official description reads –
“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.”
Early last year, Amazon released a teaser map and crew video announcing that the Lord Of The Rings series would take place during the Second Age of Middle-earth, thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit. Based on the map, it appeared that Numenor would be the central location.
Last year, Lenny Henry was announced to be joining the show, joining him are Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Maxim Baldry, Ian Blackburn, Kip Chapman, Anthony Crum, Trystan Gravelle, Thusitha Jayasundera, Fabian McCallum, Morfydd Clark, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Ismael Cruz Córdova, and Ema Horvath.
The Lord Of The Rings pilot has completed filming and is currently in post-production.