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Amazon unveils official synopsis for Lord of the Rings series

The official synopsis for Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series has been unveiled, teasing a familiar villain lurking in the shadows.

The series, which is led by showrunners and executive producers JD Payne and Patrick McKay, is set in Middle-earth and has already been confirmed as exploring new storylines preceding JRR Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring.

Now, the official synopsis has landed giving us a bit more detail and sense of tone: “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 JRR 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.”

JA Bayona is directing the first two episodes and serving as executive producer, alongside his creative partner Belén Atienza. The series has been filming in New Zealand, with the cast including Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman.

At the end of last year, an impressive further 20 names were announced, including Lenny Henry and Peter Mullan, as well as Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Maxim Baldry, Ian Blackburn, Kip Chapman, Anthony Crum, Maxine Cunliffe, Trystan Gravelle, Thusitha Jayasundera, Fabian McCallum, Simon Merrells,​ Geoff Morrell, Lloyd Owen, Augustus Prew, Peter Tait, Alex Tarrant, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker and Sara Zwangobani.

Lenny Henry, Peter Mullan lead new cast for Amazon’s Lord of the Rings

5th December 2020

Lenny Henry and Peter Mullan are among the new cast members joining Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series.

The series, which is led by showrunners and executive producers JD Payne and Patrick McKay, is set in Middle-earth and will explore new storylines preceding JRR Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring.

It is currently filming in New Zealand, with the cast including Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman, all of whom were announced earlier this year.

Now, they’ve got some company, with 20 new members joining the ensemble. As well Henry and Mullan, they include Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Maxim Baldry, Ian Blackburn, Kip Chapman, Anthony Crum, Maxine Cunliffe, Trystan Gravelle, Thusitha Jayasundera, Fabian McCallum, Simon Merrells,​ Geoff Morrell, Lloyd Owen, Augustus Prew, Peter Tait, Alex Tarrant, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker and Sara Zwangobani.

Blackburn, Chapman, Crum, Cunliffe, Tait, Tarrant and Wadham all hail from New Zealand, with the remaining international ensemble cast originating from Australia, Sri Lanka, the UK and the USA.

Payne and McKay said: “The world that J.R.R. Tolkien created is epic, diverse, and filled with heart. These extraordinarily talented performers, hailing from across the globe, represent the culmination of a multi-year search to find brilliant and unique artists to bring that world to life anew. The international cast of Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series is more than just an ensemble. It is a family. We are thrilled to welcome each of them to Middle-earth.”

JA Bayona is directing the first two episodes and serving as executive producer, alongside his creative partner Belén Atienza.

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