Amazon Reveals Synopsis for ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series, Teases Major Character’s Return!

Amazon is sharing new information about the upcoming Lord of the Rings series!

The streaming service has released the the official synopsis for the upcoming series, which is expected to debut in late 2021 or early 2022.

Here’s the synopsis obtained by “Amazon Studios’ forthcoming series brings to screens for the very first time the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. 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.”

“Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.”

While it hasn’t officially been confirmed yet, it looks like Sauron – the Dark Lord who rose to power during the Second Age – could be returning for the series, as many fans believe he is the “greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen” described in the synopsis.

Last month, the Lord of the Rings series announced 20 new actors joining the cast!

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