The official synopsis for Amazon’s The Lord of the Ring TV series has been revealed, giving fans a preview of what their next Midde-earth adventure will be like. and confirmed by IGN, and meanwhile doesn’t give out a ton of new details, he mentions some of the locations that will be featured on the show, including Misty Mountains, Lindon, and Númenor.
The full synopsis is as follows; Amazon Studios’ upcoming series brings the heroic legends of the legendary Second Age in Middle-earth history to screens for the very first time. This epic drama takes place thousands of years before the events of JRR Tolkien. The Hobbits
and The Lord of the Rings
, and will take viewers back to a time when great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and crumbled, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hangs on the thinnest of sons, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover everyone in darkness. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows a set of characters, both familiar and new, as they face the dreaded re-emergence of evil in Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elven capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the far reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that will endure. long after they left. ”
Amazon’s prequel The Lord of the Rings will take place in the Second Age of Middle-earth, which will span a long period between the original Dark Lord Morgoth and the first defeat of his minion Sauron.
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For more on Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series, currently in production in New Zealand, find out what familiar characters might appear, which actors have joined the series, and our The Second Age explainer.
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