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Sauron, Galadriel and Elrond confirmed for Lord of the Rings series

August 3rd, 2020 by Marc Comments

Some more good news today for filming and for fans of Lord of the Rings.

It seems that that Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series, which was filming in New Zealand until filming was halted due to that damned virus, has confirmed three major characters in the world of LOTR.

We know that the Amazon Prime series will not be based on Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit, but will rather focus on the whole mythology of Middle Earth as laid out by JRR Tolkien in general, being loosely based around the Silmarillion.

The first two episodes of what is being touted as the costliest TV series ever made, are set to be directed by Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s JA Bayona and has, as we begin to fall back into normal life, resumed filming.

It will also, according to The One Ring (below), feature Sauron, Galadriel and Elrond who are all major players in what is called the early wars of the ring during Middle Earth’s second age. It is unknown, but unlikely, if the series will cast Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving to return as Galadriel and Elrond respectively – Sauron had no actor in the movies, being mostly a disembodied flaming eye.

So, there you go fans… are you excited for these characters to be appearing? What do you hope we will see in the series? Let me know in the usual host of ways, gang.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….