'Lord of the Rings' TV Show: Official Plot of New Amazon Series, Revealed!
The "Lord of the Rings" TV show is about to deliver more epic fantasy stories that happened at some distant time in the past before the famed movie trilogy.
Long-time fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy have been waiting to witness another thousand years' worth of history from the franchise.
Three years ago, Amazon announced the arrival of its TV series version of "LOTR" after successfully acquiring its rights.
Now, the billion-dollar masterpiece has finally released its first official synopsis.
"Lord of the Rings" TV Show Synopsis
On Tuesday, Justin Sewell of The One Ring.net successfully obtained a copy of the official plot of the show. As stated in the document, it seems like the "Lord of the Rings" characters will face the Fall of Númenor.
To recall, the event is a catastrophic wrath-of-the-gods plot that eventually led to the foundation of Gondor.
Fans can also expect to see the first few scenes of the 2001 installment "The Fellowship of the Ring."
The official synopsis read: "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."
It also reveals that some familiar characters will return, although it remains unknown who those are.
The synopsis also hinted at the arrival of new characters who will help defeating the evil in Middle-Earth.
Some of the possible locations also include the Misty Mountains and the elf-capital of Lindon.
Other Rumors About "Lord of the Rings" TV Show
The One Ring also noted that there have been rumors surrounding the franchise ever since the streaming service company and the Tolkien Estate announced the collaboration.
Per the website, the story of young Aragorn would be explored in the upcoming series. They reportedly came up with this plan after the showrunners and series' writers met each other.
Although there is no confirmatory statement about this yet, Amazon surprisingly released a teaser map and crew video where they announced the Second Age of Middle-Earth.
The occurrence happened over 1000 years before the events on "The Hobbit" and the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
Meanwhile, Numenor would clearly be a central location for the series.