The Lord of the Rings TV series is currently in production at Amazon and the streamer has now revealed the show’s official synopsis. As fans long suspected, the new series takes place before the events of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogy.
The series has been in development since 2017 but the series recently wrapped production at the end of 2020. According to the newly released synopsis, 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 breath-taking 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.
To be honest, the series sounds like its packing in a lot. But suffice to say, like most fans, we are intrigued at the premise.
The first eight-episode season of Lord of the Rings is expected to premiere on Amazon Prime Video later this year. The cast of the new series includes Morfydd Clark, Peter Mullan, and Benjamin Walker.