We have known for many months that Amazon has secured the rights to produce a television series in the Lord of the Rings franchise for $ 250 million. But since the announcement of the project, the e-commerce giant has not revealed anything about its history. Today we finally know the official synopsis of the series.
We finally have the official synopsis for Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series:
” The upcoming Amazon Studios series will present on our screens for the very first time the heroic legends of the fabulous Second Age in the history of Middle-earth. This epic drama takes place thousands of years before the events of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. Viewers will be taken to a time when great powers have been forged, glorious kingdoms have fallen, unexpected heroes are tested, hope hangs by a thread and the greatest villain created by JRR Tolkien threatens to plunge the world into darkness. The series begins at a time of relative peace and will follow a set of characters, both familiar and new, who will be faced with the re-emergence of evil in Middle-earth. From the dark depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the capital of the Elves of Lindon, passing through the island kingdom of Númenor and the confines of Middle-earth, these kingdoms and characters will create legacies that will last long after their death. . “
This synopsis confirms the rumor that the story takes place in the Second Age, when the magic rings were forged. For now, the release date of the series has not been disclosed by Amazon. However, we expect a release towards the end of 2021 or in the course of 2022. Remember that filming had already started in early 2020, but had been interrupted due to the pandemic.