It seemed that the news about the series of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ that Amazon is preparing had been stagnant – logical considering the global situation. The megasuperproduction is still mired in secrecy in terms of details but little by little we are getting more information than we will find. On this occasion it has come out, via The One Ring, the official synopsis of the series.
A description of the series that only confirms the clues and what we already came to know about the trickle of news as its setting in the Second Age and the places where the action will take place including, yes, the island of Númenor. Thus, placing ourselves thousands of years before both ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ we will find the following:
“This drama (…) will take viewers into an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose in glory and fell into ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung from the finest of threads and The greatest villain to come from Tolkien’s pen threatens to bring the entire world into darkness. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows a large cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the Middle-earth’s long-feared revival of evil. From the dark depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elven capital of Lindon, to the spectacular island of the kingdom of Númenor to the far reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will forge legacies. that they will live long after they leave. “
Although it is still a somewhat vague synopsis in that it does not specify anything, it does seem to confirm that the series of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ will narrate the revival of Sauron in this Second Age. However we don’t know how that track fits in with the previously announced villain, Oren, played by Joseph Mawle.
From Númenor to the Misty Mountains
Based on what we know of that time, It looks like we will find the chronicle of the rise of the evil, the forge of the rings, the Island of Númenor and its corruption and fall of it. Here my hope is that the roadmap of JD Payne and Patrick McKay, those responsible for the series, have as a final goal to narrate the final war with Sauron with the Last Alliance. Something feasible considering that the original plans are to do five seasons.
Remember that JA Bayona will be responsible for directing the principle from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and in the cast we will find, among others, Morfydd Clark, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budg, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle , Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman.
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