If you are one of the millions of potential viewers who eagerly await the premiere of the Lord of the Rings series on Amazon Prime Video with great emotion, you should know that you share an illusion with Viggo Mortensen himself , the person in charge of playing Aragorn in the trilogy based on the work of Tolkien directed by Peter Jackson . The interpreter has acknowledged being expectant at the result of the expected fiction, which is undoubtedly the queen of future original Amazon Prime Vide series or and with which the platform is putting absolutely all the meat on the grill.
When it will reach the Amazon Prime Video catalog once and for all is still a mystery and the wait seems to continue to be long. At least for now.
Precisely the character of Mortensen was in the center of attention when nothing was known about the ambitious series, even rumored that the story was going to focus on a young Aragorn. A first image in the form of a map released by Amazon revealed that the series would take place in the Second Age, placing Númenor as an important part of the action , but only a month ago the official synopsis was released.
Set 3000 years before Tolkien’s work and also Jackson’s trilogy, the series is currently filmed in New Zealand and features Spanish director JA Bayona behind the scenes of the first two episodes. It is precisely about the filmmaker that Mortensen talks to GQ , who is “excited” about the series for two reasons: (1) See how fiction interprets Tolkien’s work and (2) Bayona himself.
Below you can read how the official synopsis of the first season of The Lord of the Rings reads , since Amazon Prime Video’s plan is for there to be many more . According to the description, the fiction “brings to the screen for the first time the heroic legends of the Second Age of Middle-earth history and will take viewers back to an era where great powers were forged, the kingdoms reached the glory and fell into ruin, unexpected heroes were tested, hope hung from the finest threads and the greatest villain that ever emerged from the pen of Tolkien threatened to engulf the world in darkness s”The starting point will be” a time of relative peace “and we will be following” a group of characters, both new and familiar, as they face the much feared resurgence of evil in Middle-earth. ”
Joseph Mawle ( Game of Thrones ), Robert Aramayo ( Mindhunter ) and Nazanin Boniadi ( Homeland ) head the cast of fiction actors, which is being developed by John D. Payne and Patrick McKay . However, the list of actors that make up the cast is much longer, as you can see in the gallery below.