KEY POINTS

  • “The Lord of the Rings” TV series will be set in the Second Age

  • Familiar characters from the movies will return

  • The show doesn’t have a release date yet

“Lord of the Rings” fans will get to immerse themselves in the fantasy world created by J.R.R. Tolkien once again with the new TV series being produced by Amazon. This will be a prequel series that will be set long before Frodo and the Fellowship set out to Mordor to destroy the ring.

Amazon has been increasing the original content on its streaming platform and the upcoming fantasy series is a big part of that plan. There is already a sizable fan following for the franchise, and the show is set to bring back some of the characters from Peter Jackson’s movies.

Jackson will not be directly involved in the production, but he has offered to share his insights with the makers of the TV series. Bryan Cogman, who is known for his work on “Game of Thrones,” will be working on the new show.

In order to give the fans the same feeling of the world seen in the movies, New Zealand has been selected as the location for the production, Screen Rant reported. As far as the story is concerned, the “Lord of the Rings” TV series will be set in the Second Age from the novels, and the fans can look forward to 20 episodes in the first season.

While the story is a prequel, there will still be characters that the fans will recognize. Characters like Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) and Elrond will appear on the show. Cate Blanchett played Galagriel in the movies, and according to People she loved working in the movies so much that she asked to play a second role. Will Blanchett  get a cameo role on the show?

The wizard Gandalf is a very popular character from the franchise, but it remains to be seen if he will be a part of the story in the Second Age. Ian McKellen is reportedly ready to reprise his role.

The main villain of the TV series will be Sauron in his physical form. Isildur and Elendil are also expected to return. The fans will remember the father-son duo as the ones who played a significant role in defeating Sauron and his armies, especially when Isildur cut off the One Ring from the evil lord’s hand in battle.

“The Lord of the Rings” TV series doesn’t have a release date yet. A video that was previously released online introduced the whole team that will work behind-the-scenes to make the show.

Lord of the Rings The villain of "The Lord of the Rings" has been cast. Photo: Lord of the Rings/Facebook