The Lord of the Rings is very dear to my heart. I used to watch the Hobbit and LoTR cartoons every time they came on TV. Once we got a VCR, I wore out the tapes of those movies. I used to sing the elven songs from the Hobbit with my sister when she was young enough for me to hold her in my arms. The books were read, and reread, and dreamed about all through my youth.
When we first formed Aradani it was in 2002, right after the release of the Fellowship of the Rings. The second set of elf ears Paul and I ever sculpted and put into production were meant to be ears like Legolas’ elf ears, the Small Elf Style. When I went back to college I took a Lord of the Rings class, and after graduation was became a weekly visiting lecturer for that same class!
So to say we are excited about the new Amazon Lord of the Rings project, is a little bit of an understatement.
Amazon has keep a lot of what they are doing under wraps, but we wan to know about the movie, the costumes, and the elves!
What we know so far
Its a prequel
Thankfully it doesn’t seem to be a retelling or reboot of the original novels. The map, shown above, that amazon has released shows lands that would have been missing in the third age. The big one is Numenor, the lands were the Numenoreans lived. They would later come back to Middle Earth and found Arnor and Gondor when they returned.
We will have multiple seasons
The contract states there will be at least 5 season, with the options for more.
Amazon announced a cast list at the 2020 Winter Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour: Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman.
Lord of the Rings Costumes
Since we don’t have much info on the new show, be sure to read up on all our current Lord of the Rings costume articles: