The Lord of the Rings (TV series)
Amazon's Middle-earth' TV series (nicknamed LOTRonPrime on official social media is an adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's writings currently under production by Amazon Studios, alongside Warner Brothers, HarperCollins, New Line Cinema, and the Tolkien Estate. Amazon hopes to begin airing the series in 2021.Though ubiquitously called a Lord of the Rings series, it will cover a wide time-span of Middle-earth's earlier history, with new invented story-lines.
The series will explore times before the years of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring, but will not touch on the events of The Silmarillion. Retrieved on 2018-06-08</ref> The plot of the first season will cover events of the Second Age, as revealed through teaser maps posted on Facebook and Twitter in March 2019. map] is featured on the Amazon Prime Video site.
Development & reveals
In November 2017, Amazon Studios secured the rights to make a five-season production with the potential for spin-offs. Reuters. Retrieved on March 18, 2018.</ref> The deal between Warner Brothers and the Tolkien Estate includes the potential for a spin-off series.. Retrieved on 2018-06-08</ref> Earlier on February 13, 2019, Amazon's newly created Twitter account associated with the show posted the quote "I wisely started with a map.", taken from Tolkien's Letter 144. Starting on February 15, and ending on March 7, different versions of a map of Middle-earth were released, first without labels, and each successive post including more labels than the previous map. The final map released on March 7 showed a wider view of Middle-earth, including the island of Númenor. A different section of the Ring-verse appeared with each successive post, until it was completed with the fifth map. Retrieved on 2019-02-23</ref> Assistance was given by Tolkien scholar Tom Shippey and artist John Howe in the tailoring of their r map, including