Official synopsis reveals new details of the series

After three years since Amazon Studios acquired the rights to a Lord of the Rings series, fans are wondering what it will be, who we will see in the plot, and where and when it will take place. Now, a new synopsis answers some of those answers.

According to, the plot will take place a thousand years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, taking place during the Second Age of Middle-earth, while Númenor, one of the locations of the books that were left out in the other adaptations, should play an important role in the plot.

Check out the synopsis:

“The upcoming series from Amazon Studios brings the heroic legends of the legendary Second Age story of Middle-earth to the screen for the first time. The epic drama takes place thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, by JRR Tolkien, and will take viewers back to a time when great powers were forged, realms came to glory and fell into disrepair. , unlikely heroes were tested, hope was on a thin line, and the greatest villain that emerged from Tolkien’s writing threatened to cover the entire world in darkness. Beginning in an era of relative peace, the series follows a cast of characters, both known and new, as they face the dreaded resurgence of evil in Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Dark Mountains to the majestic forests of the elven capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the far ends of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that will live on long after their disappearance. “

Previously, a map was released by Amazon that showed some of the locations we will see in the series:

The series is rumored to have at least 5 seasons, with each season having 8-10 episodes. Filming will return this month, with the first two seasons being filmed together. The pilot episode, directed by JA Bayona, has already been taped and is currently in pre-production.

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