Since Amazon Prime confirmed its intentions to bring the JRR Tolkien universe to the small screen at the end of 2017 after the success of the film trilogy, there has been a lot of news that has leaked about the cast of ‘The Lord of the Rings ‘and the team that would be in charge of it, but without revealing details of the events that the production would collect. However, At last it seems to have leaked what will be the synopsis of the series and, with it, it would have been revealed at what moment in the history of Middle-earth it would be set.
Elrond and Galadriel, two of the characters who would return in ‘The Lord of the Rings
According to The One Ring portal, the plot of the Amazon series would be set « thousands of years before » the events that are collected in the film trilogies of « The Hobbit » and « The Lord of the Rings », located in the Time to end of Third Age: specifically, the facts of fiction would be set in the Second Age of Middle-earth history, « a time when great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory, and fell into ruinUnimaginable heroes were put to the test, hope hung by the finest threads, and the greatest villain to ever come from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover the entire world in darkness. «
« Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows a group of characters, both familiar and new, as they face the long-feared resurgence of evil in Middle-earth. », collects the web, as part of the synopsis, thus anticipating the possibility that, despite settling in a distant time, we may run into characters that are already familiar to both readers of JRR Tolkien’s works and followers of the cinematographic saga. « 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 confines of the map, these kingdoms and characters will forge legacies that will endure long after they have been created. gone « , concludes the supposed argument of the expected production.
Will Elrond and Galadriel return?
With the release of this possible synopsis, The One Ring would be reaffirming the information it released in the summer of 2020, when The portal assured through Twitter that the characters of the elves Elrond and Galadriel, like Sauron, would have been confirmed as part of the plot. In this way, we could see again the characters played by Hugo Weaving and Cate Blanchett in the feature films, something feasible given the long-lived nature of both beings and the well-known villain, although it is most likely that they are played by other actors. In fact, in early December 2020, Amazon issued a statement confirming a total of about twenty interpreters for the production, among whom, perhaps, could be those in charge of taking the witnesses of Weaving and Blanchett if the presence of their characters in fiction is officially confirmed.