The Lord of the Rings TV series is set to premiere in September this year. And while the fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy world are waiting for the most expensive TV series ever made, new details are beginning to emerge.
Amazon Prime Video previously revealed the huge list of 40 actors that were cast for the series. Specific roles are still undisclosed. So far it’s only known that Morfydd Clark will play Galadriel, but now, the first details about Ema Horvath’s role were reportedly revealed.
According to Fellowship of Fans, known Lord of the Rings character Isildur will appear in the series and Horvath will play his sister Carine. The interesting part is that Carine is the original created for the show since Isildur didn’t have a sister in Tolkien’s original canon.
The Lord of the Rings TV series is set thousands of years before the events of Peter Jackson’s legendary movie trilogy. The series is set in the Second Age of Middle-earth. You can read the official synopsis of the series down below.
“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.”
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom J.A. Bayona directed the first two episodes of the 8-episode first season of the series. The second series is already in development and it’s expected to start production in mid-2022. The second season will move the production from New Zealand to the United Kingdom.
Amazon Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings will premiere on September 2, 2022.