Amazon has revealed the official synopsis for the upcoming The Lord of the Rings TV series giving us some idea on where and what the show will be about. The plot was posted on the OneRing.net site. According to the report, the show will focus on the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history and is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
The official synopsis reads;
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.
The Second Age according to lore spans between the original Dark Lord Morgoth and the first defeat of his servant Sauron. This means that Amazon’s Lord of the Rings show may involve some rather interesting historical events in the series which fans will enjoy. Early reports claim that the story of young Aragon would be explored during the show. However, according to rumours, this was changed after the show began pre-production. The show is currently in production in New Zealand without an expected release date.