An exclusive from TheOneRing.net claims to have acquired the synopsis for the first season of the Lord of The Rings show on Amazon Prime.
They state, “thanks to an incredible spy report[,] TheOneRing.net has verified the authenticity & accuracy of this show description.”
The synopsis reads as follows:
“Amazon Studios’ forthcoming series brings to screens for the very first time the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. 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. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.”
Amazon revealed early on that the series would take place during the second age and would travel to Númenor. Now we find out the series will cover a vast region of Middle Earth while diving into the different areas of Tolkien lore that cover that time period, mainly The Silmarillion.
The show, which is set for a minimum of five seasons, will begin filming season one and two back to back this month.
Fans of the show have been eager to see other time periods of Tolkien’s work explored in live-action, as the major trilogies from Peter Jackson covered the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings.
As long as Amazon stays true to the lore that Tolkien created, fans should be in for a treat.