Lord of the Rings: New Amazon series to feature ‘familiar’ characters
Lord of the Rings fans finally have some idea what the new TV series will be about.
Production on Amazon Studios’ high-budget series began in New Zealand last year, but is said to have wrapped filming in December.
Now, Amazon has released a new synopsis for the forthcoming series, which has teased some details regarding what to expect.
Firstly, the series will be a prequel set “thousands of years before” Peter Jackson’s trilogy.
The show will depict “the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history” and will include new characters as well as “familiar” ones.
It has also revealed which of JRR Tolkien’s locations will be featured in the series.
The synopsis reads: “This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of JRR 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…….read more