The Lord of the Rings TV Series will be set in the Second Age of Middle Earth
I’m a huge fan of The Lord of the Rings. I love the books, I love the movies, and many years ago I spent a lot of time role playing as a Mirkwood Elf in The Lord of the Rings Online. So when Amazon announced they were going to make a series based on the books back in 2017 (has it been that long already?!) I was really excited to see how it would work.
There’s been a lot of speculation since the announcement on what story they will tell from Middle Earth, the most popular theory being that it would be based on the life of a young Aragorn. Given that Aragorn was actually 87 at the time of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (I must get some of the anti-aging cream he uses ;)), there was a lot of potential to tell his story.
It appears that this may not be the case though, as it’s been announced that the TV Series will be set in the Second Age of Middle Earth. The Second Age is long before Bilbo goes on his adventure, and spans over 3441 years. It’s during this time that the dwarves are flourishing in Khazad-dûm (later known as Moria), Elrond founds Rivendell, and most importantly, when the rings of power are created by the elves and The One Ring is created by Sauron.
It’s not been confirmed that this is what will take place in the TV Series, but given its significance to the story as a whole, I’m betting that we will see these events unfold in the show.
We’ve still yet to see any sign of an expected release date, but it’s looking likely that 2020 will be the year that The Lord of the Rings TV Series will grace our screens.
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