J.R.R Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, a pretty epic fantasy novel series that influenced thousands of future fantasy books, comics, tabletop RPGs, and video game RPGs, is getting the Amazon series treatment next year.
Dubbed Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings, the original series will premiere on 2nd September 2022 exclusively on Amazon Prime, with its showrunners being J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. The series will be streamed in more than 240 countries, including those in Southeast Asia. And it’ll take a weekly episodic approach, though Amazon hasn’t stated how many new episodes it’ll contain.
Also, here’s the first official image of the series. Gaze in awe at the next major adaptation of the classic series.
Here’s a brief synopsis of the show from the presser we received.
“The new epic drama brings to screens for the very first time J.R.R. Tolkien’s fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. Beginning in a time of relative peace, thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books, 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.”
So yeah, it’ll be set before the events of The Hobbit and the LOTR books.
Who Will Be In It?
Here’s the listed cast for the show, though at this point in time we don’t know who they will be playing:
- Cynthia Addai_Robinson
- Maxim Baldry
- Ian Blackburn
- Kip Chapman
- Anthony Crum
- Maxine Cunliffe
- Charles Edwards
- Will Fletcher