VaTheOneRing.net have revealed the official synopsis of the highly anticipated series of‘The Lord of the Rings’ from Amazon Studios, a storyline that confirms new details about the peak drama and reveals the appearance of some familiar characters, as well as the return of a long-feared evil.
“Amazon Studios’ upcoming series brings to the small screen for the first time the heroic legends of the legendary Second Age of Middle-earth history. This peak drama takes place thousands of years before the events of JRR Tolkien, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings, and lead viewers into an age when great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were put to the test, hope hung in the finest threads and the villain. The largest that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover the entire world in darkness. ”
“Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows a cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they face the much-feared resurgence of evil in Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic Forests from the elven capital of Lindon, to the impressive island kingdom of Nmenor, to the farthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will forge legacies that will endure long after they are gone. “
The series takes place in the Second Age, with a difference of approximately 3,000 years between the series and the beginning of Peter Jackson’s film trilogue. Let’s not forget that ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’ (first installment of the triloga) represents the end of the Second Age, when the last alliance of elves and men faces the forces of Sauron.
This Second Age lasted 3441 years and was the Age in which some of the most important events in the history of Middle-earth took place, such as the revival of Sauron, the forging of the Rings of Power and the One Ring, the war of the elves against Sauron, the death of Celebrimbor and finally the defeat of Sauron in the war of the Last Alliance, where he lost the One Ring.
The series will star Robert Aramayo, Joseph Mawle, Maxim Baldry, Markella Kavenagh, Ema Horvath, Morfydd Clark as young Galadriel (one of the few confirmed characters in the series), Tom Budge, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Ismael Cruz Crdova , Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, and Charlie Vickers.
They were recently joined by the additions of Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Ian Blackburn, Kip Chapman, Anthony Crum, Maxine Cunliffe, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Thusitha Jayasundera, Fabian McCallum, Simon Merrells, Geoff Morrell, Peter Mullan, Lloyd Owen, Augustus Prew, Peter Tait, Alex Tarrant, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, and Sara Zwangobani, all of them hailing from places like Australia, Sri Lanka, the UK and the US.
Juan Antonio Bayona (‘Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom’) will direct the first two episodes of the Amazon Studios series that will feature executive production from Bayona, his production partner Beln Atienza, Lindsey Weber, Bruce Richmond, Gene Kelly, Sharon Tal Yguado. , Gennifer Hutchison, Jason Cahill, Justin Double, JD Payney Patrick McKay, the latter two in turn showrunners.
Based on the celebrated fantasy novels by JRR Tolkien, Amazon Studios is committed to creating multiple seasons of ‘The Lord of the Rings’, albeit always with the option of green-lighting each season one by one. This upcoming Prime Original will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment. The series is expected to hit the platform this year.