“Lord of the Rings” Series Unveils Official Synopsis

Sean Astin and Elijah Wood in "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"

Amazon has revealed the Lord of the Rings series official synopsis and it looks like we’ll be seeing a lot of a familiar villain.

Per the series description, the show will focus on “the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history.” The events of the show will take place thousands of years before The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. “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 … these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.”

The show’s cast includes 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, Daniel Weyman, and 20 other actors.

The Lord of the Rings series is written and executive produced by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. J.A. Bayona will be directing multiple episodes and produce alongside his creative partner Belén Atienza. The show’s creative team includes executive producers Lindsey Weber, Bruce Richmond, Callum Greene, Amazon’s former head of genre programming Sharon Tal Yguado, Gennifer Hutchison, Jason Cahill, Justin Doble, co-producer and VFX producer Ron Ames, writer and co-producer Helen Shang, and producer Chris Newman.

The first season is currently filming and the show has already been renewed for Season 2.