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Amazon’s the Lord of the Rings Series Will Reportedly Follow a Young Aragorn

Late last year, it was announced that Amazon has purchased the television rights to create a TV series based upon J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The news caused a great deal of excitement among fans and we were eager to see what aspect of the War of the Ring the series will focus on, and whether or not it will tie in to Peter Jackson’s excellent film adaptations.
Since the announcement, it has been revealed that Amazon spent a quarter of a billion dollars for the rights alone, and that’s not considering how much it will cost to create the series itself. There have also been reports that Peter Jackson has been in talks with the company about being involved the ambitious show.

Those eagerly anticipating the new show will be excited to learn that new reports suggest that the series will focus on a young Aragorn, who is a key member of the Fellowship and goes on to become the king of Gondor. The first season will apparently follow a younger Aragorn before he becomes involved with the War of the Ring.

For those who are a little rusty when it comes to their Tolkien, Aragorn is a member of the Dúnedain, who descend from a great race of men called the Númenóreans. Descendants of the Númenóreans are still mortal men, but have much longer lifespans than most. Aragorn was 210 when he died and was in 80’s during the events of The Lord of the Rings. He was raised by Lord Elrond in the Elven town of Rivendell as a child and went on to become a ranger when he came of age. As a ranger he fought in numerous battles, fell in love with Elrond’s daughter Arwen, and became a close friend of Gandalf the Grey, so there’s certainly plenty for Amazon to pick from when exploring Aragorn’s early life.

Given that it has been stated season one will follow Aragorn, that could imply that each season will focus on different characters, but that remains to be seen. It would certainly be great if Amazon’s series explored more of the backstory of characters and events featured in Jackson’s film trilogy. Would you be interested in following Aragorn’s early life? Who should play the young ranger?

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Check out Florida Man’s video below, go and send them some love on their Insta or Twitter.

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You are welcome?

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