The Tolkien superfans over at TheOneRing.net revealed as an exclusive Tuesday night, live on Twitter that they got their little Hobbit hands on the “authentic and official” synopsis for the long-awaited Lord of the Rings Amazon series!
Check it out below!
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’s been known for some time now that the Amazon series would be taking a deep dive into the history of Middle Earth, and the heroes and villains of its past. With a huge and diverse ensemble cast, a return to the original breathtaking and beautiful filming locations of New Zealand, and the chance to explore the history behind the beloved world created by J.R.R. Tolkien, this is one of my most highly anticipated series. No release date has been set yet, but Lord of the Rings is currently expected/hoped to begin streaming on Amazon Prime sometime in 2021.