If a series is going to eventually succeed Game of Thrones as the undisputed No. 1 show, I hate myself for believing that it will be Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series.
Like GoT, Lord of the Rings has a strong base of casual and dedicated fans — many of which are females; so it would be smart of you to watch to be conversational. Moreover, Amazon Prime Video has the resources and budget to give the show the support HBO gave GoT.
Tuesday, the upcoming Lord of the Rings series released its much-anticipated synopsis, and it doesn’t sound as shitty as I remember the movies being.
“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.”
A return to Middle-Earth… with a shit ton of money being thrown at it …. has almost unlimited potential.