The Lord of the Rings: Amazon offers clues [Spoiler]The darkish position within the prequel sequence
Some familiar faces – and one very familiar eye – will appear in Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings franchise, according to the drama’s official synopsis.
The streamer has confirmed the following description (first obtained from TheOneRing.net), which includes some long-awaited details about the plot, setting, and “return” of a truly despicable Big Bad:
The upcoming series from Amazon Studios brings the hero legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth history to screens for the first time. Set thousands of years before the events of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, this epic drama will transport viewers back to a time when great powers were forged, kingdoms raised to glory, and ruined, what unlikely heroes were tested , hope hung by the finest threads, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover the whole world in darkness. “
“Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble of familiar and new characters who grapple with the long-feared reappearance of evil in Middle-earth,” it continues. “From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains to the majestic forests of the elven capital Lindon, the breathtaking island realm of Númenor to the most distant parts of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that will live long after they’re gone. “
Although not directly named in the description above, Sauron – the Dark Lord who gained prominence in the Second Age – is considered by many fans as the “greatest villain that Tolkien’s pen ever flowed”.
A premiere date for the series, which already has a multi-year engagement, has not been set, although the debut is expected to take place later this year or in early 2022. The series’ large ensembles include Morfydd Clark (His Dark Materials) as the young man Galadriel, the elf played by Cate Blanchett in the film; Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones) as the villain named Oren; and Robert Aramayo (Thrones) as a hero named Beldor, among many others.
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