We’ve been hearing and reading about the TV version of The Lord Of The Rings for a very long time. 2021 things seem to be moving forward very quickly and the Amazon Prime bound show has an Synopsis!
The One Ring website has gotten their hands on that plot and we’re excited in what we’re reading. A plot that seems to focus on what happens before The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings films. There is a tease of a rise of an great evil, could it be a Young Sauron first rise to power and that battle between the orcs and elves we see in the opening of the Fellowship of The Ring?
Here’s the Official 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 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.
It certainly doesn’t sound like it will cover similar ground to Peter Jackson’s masterful trilogy. However things are still at bit hazy on exactly what path it will be taking, same goes with what characters the cast will be playing. We assume that will be a big spoiler if they were revealed. The confirmed cast includes Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Peter Mullan, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman.
The Lord Of The Rings TV show is expected to go into production in February. With JD Payne and Patrick McKay, along with Brian Cogman (Game Of Thrones). JA Bayona (The Orphanage) will be the series main director. Actual release date has to be be announced.