‘The Lord Of The Rings’ Series To Debut In September 2022

by Erik Amaya

The Lord of The Rings television series finally has a release date: September 2nd, 2022, according to Deadline.

Yes, that’s still a long time to wait for the program, but considering all the stuff coming to television and streaming this month, another year will not be the chore it might seem to be right now. In fact, it will be a significantly easier wait than the grueling space of time between New Line first announcing The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and the release of The Fellowship of the Ring.

The program, though, will not concern those events. Instead, it will center on the Second Age of Middle-earth. A time when the seat of human civilization is the island nation of Númenor — halfway between Middle-earth and The Undying Lands. Over in Middle-earth, the Elven civilization continues to grow following the War of Wrath (a tale for another series) while many of the realms of Men come under the sway of Sauron, chief lieutenant of the Elves’ previous foe who now has his own designs on world conquest.

Its expansive cast includes Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, and Owain Arthur. Many of the characters will be new, although we imagine they will have their origins in the half-completed Second Age tales Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien outlined across his lifetime.

Amazon also released a photo from the program (above) which seems to depict the Númenórean capital of Armenelos — at least we assume that’s the case as the city features architectural details similar to Minas Tirith, the Gondorian capital founded by refugees of the island nation. Although, we imagine the circumstance under which people fled the island will not be a story point for several seasons.

The Lord of the Rings TV series debuts September 2nd, 2022.

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