The Amazon Prime Video series of The Lord of the Rings is one of the most anticipated television projects, both by the entourage of fans of the saga and by the exorbitant budget invested in the production. Expectations are high, but Elijah Wood wanted to clarify a detail regarding the project.
“I find it very strange that they call him The Lord of the Rings, because it is not The Lord of the Rings,” Wood said in an interview with Empire magazine. “It takes place in the Second Age of Middle Earth,” he clarified.
This is not the first time Wood has made this point, as he also explained this detail in July 2020 in an interview with IndieWire. “They call it The Lord of the Rings series, but I think it’s a bit misleading. From what I understand, the material they are working on is chronologically earlier in the Lord of the Rings or Middle-earth story than any character depicted in The Lord of the Rings. Sounds more like the Silmarillion era. It is not for being nerd, but it is the Second Age of Middle Earth ”, clarified.
The Spanish filmmaker JA Bayona (Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom) will direct the first two episodes of the fiction that, although it takes place centuries before the adventures of Bilbo, Frodo, Aragorn, Boromir and company, will also feature some characters from the trilogy such as Elrond, Galadriel or the wizard Gandalf.
“The new Amazon series will bring for the first time the heroic legends of the legendary Second Age of Middle-earth history. This epic drama takes place thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and will transport viewers to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory. and fell to ruin, heroes were put to the test, hope hung by the finest threads, and the greatest villain to ever emerge from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover the entire world in darkness, “says the official synopsis of the series in a clear reference to Sauron, the Dark Lord who is also the great enemy in The Lord of the Rings.
“Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows a cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the much-feared resurgence 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 impressive island kingdom of Númenor, to the farthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will forge legacies that will endure long after. ” , concludes the summary.