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Amazon's Highly-Anticipated Lord Of The Rings Series Has New Details - Official Synopsis Excites Fans

by The Nerd Habit about a year ago in tv
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Written By Wade Braden

Three years ago, Amazon announced their multi-billion dollar plans for a much-anticipated The Lord Of The Rings TV series. Fans worldwide rejoiced at the news that there will be more Middle Earth tales, more hobbits, more goblins, and more fantasy adventures. The excitement of a new The Lord Of The Rings TV series grew with the news that there would be five seasons, each season with a $1 billion budget.

A budget this large would make the series the most expensive television show of all time. To better illustrate the budget's vastness, Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy only grossed $2.92 billion worldwide. Peter Jackson's budget for all three movies totaled $281 million. Those numbers should help you understand the massive buy-in Amazon has for this series.

But what exactly is Amazon's new series going to be? Where is it going to take place? Who is going to be the main characters? What villains will torment Middle Earth? These are the many questions nerds everywhere wanted to answer. Fortunately, new information has trickled out since Amazon's original announcement.

We learned that the TV series will take place during the Second Age of Middle Earth. This means that Amazon's highly anticipated series will take place thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings.

Since learning that the series would take place during the Second Age of Middle Earth, there has been very little information revealed about the plot of the series until now.

Thanks to the Tolkien fansite, TheOneRing.net, new information about the synopsis is now confirmed, and the good folk of The One Ring has happily shared the news with fans everywhere:

"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."

Amazon's Lord Of The Rings Map Of Middle Earth

Amazon has also released an interactive Middle Earth map that suggests Numenor will be the central location of the television series, focusing on the Misty Mountains and the elf-capital of Lindon. Click the box below to explore the interactive map for yourself.

 Additionally, a crew video has been released announcing the Second Age of Middle Earth.

The first two episodes of Amazon's new series are directed by J.A. Bayona (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom). Bayona will also be serving as an executive producer.

Producer Belen Atienza (Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom) will also be joining Bayona, and she is overjoyed to be on the project, saying,

"J.R.R. Tolkien created one of the most extraordinary and inspiring stories of all time, and as a lifelong fan, it is an honor and joy to join this amazing team. I can't wait to take the audiences around the world of Middle Earth and have them discover the wonders of the Second Age, with a never before seen story."

The Lord of the Rings series cast is led by Robert Aramayo, best known for his role as a young Ned Stark in HBO's hit series Game of Thrones. Other notable cast members include Markella Kavenagh, Ema Horvath, Joseph Mawle, Maxim Baldry, and Morfydd Clark as Galadriel.

With the series slated to air sometime during 2021, this may be all the information we get to hold us over until the series premiere date is announced.

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Source(s):

Indiewire, The One Ring, Den Of Geek

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