Everything We Know About Amazon's Lord of the Rings Series, From the Budget to the Timeline
It's been quite a while since we first got word of Amazon's Lords of the Rings TV series MEGADEAL, and we've had several exciting updates since it was announced back in November 2017. In June 2018, Head of Amazon Studios Jennifer Salke revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that the studio was in the process of talking to writers. "All of us would love a big, addictive show that is executed at the top of its game," she said. "I have sat with three or four different groups of writers . . . My hope would be to put together a group of talented people, which will obviously have a leader who can embark on this big ambitious endeavor."
A few months shy of a year later, the official Twitter account for the show posted a series of tweets that reveal a bit of what all that hard work behind the scenes is going into. Among other things, we now know that the series will be set in the Second Age, a few thousand years before Aragorn (the heir to the kingdom of men in The Lord of the Rings, played by Viggo Mortensen) was even born! And while the LOTR series may still have a long way to go, all the details we're getting so far seem to promise a worthwhile prequel to one of the biggest fantasy trilogies to ever grace the silver screen.
Are you curious about the story and the creative process? Wondering if any familiar faces from the original trilogy will make appearances? Are you trying to mark your calendar with a premiere date? Keep reading to check out everything we've managed to scrounge up so far!