The official synopsis for The Lord of the Rings Amazon series has just surfaced. The opportunity to immerse yourself for the first time in the universe of this highly anticipated series.
You know: Amazon has secured the rights to produce a series in The Lord of the Rings universe for $ 250 million. Amazon will have to produce a total of 5 seasons of this series about which we did not know much about until now. If not that the platform recruited the directors of Star Trek 4, without knowing at this stage if this is really a good thing …
However a new bone to gnaw has just fallen : the specialized blog The One Ring has just unveiled what the site presents as the official synopsis of the series. If this is confirmed, the plot of the series will be temporally very distant from the films – and we should therefore discover especially new characters, with in the end something that mainly keeps the same flavor as the films.
The plot of the Lord of the Rings series will take place several thousand years before that of the films
Here is our translation of the synopsis :
“The upcoming Amazon Studio series brings to screen for the first time the heroic legends of Second Age fables in Middle-earth history. This dramaturgical epic takes place several thousand years before the events of JRR Tolkien’s books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. ”
“The plot will take viewers to an era in which great powers have been forged, kingdoms advanced to glory before falling to ruins, unlikely heroes have been put to the test, hope hanging on a thread finer than ever, as the greatest villains to ever come from Tolkien’s pen threaten to plunge the world into darkness. ”
“The series, the plot of which begins in a time of relative peace, follows a set of characters, as familiar as they are new, as they confront the resurgence of Evil in Middle-earth.”
“From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elven capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking charm of the island kingdom of Númenor, to the farthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will forge a legacy that will live on long after their departure ”.
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For now, we do not know no more info, especially around the release date of the series. According to TheOneRing, the pilot is already in post production … but there are about ten to be produced to be able to launch season 1.