“Amazon Studios’ upcoming series brings the heroic legends of the legendary Second Age in Middle-earth history to screens for the very first time. This epic drama takes place thousands of years before the events of JRR Tolkien. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and will take viewers back to a time when great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and crumbled, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hangs on the thinnest of sons, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover everyone in darkness. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows a set of characters, both familiar and new, as they face the dreaded re-emergence 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 island kingdom of Númenor, to the far reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that will endure long after they are gone.”
Amazon’s prequel The Lord of the Rings will take place in the Second Age of Middle-earth, which will span a long period between the original Dark Lord Morgoth and the first defeat of his servant Sauron.
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Find out more about Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series, which is currently in production in New Zealand, check out what familiar characters may appear, which actors joined the show, and our second age explainer.
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