Amazon's 'Lord of the Rings' series will focus on all-important Second Age

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Even in the Second Age, though, jerky ol' Sauron is around and causing trouble. If Amazon's series is going to focus on the Second Age, there's a good chance they have rights to Tolkien's works published after his death.

He explained at the New York Comic Con that he isn't involved in the series, but that he's excited to see it as a viewer rather than a director, allowing him to watch "someone else's take on the Tolkien world".

As a bit of background, Numenor was founded when Elros, brother of Elrond, chose to be counted among men and became the first king of Numenor. The Second Age ended with the scene shown at the beginning of Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring, depicting the War of the Last Alliance where Sauron was defeated, but the One Ring was not destroyed, giving rise to the Third Age which is largely explored in The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. That said, there are plenty of events from the Second Age that have a huge impact on The Lord of the Rings. Amazon's The Lord of the Rings is not expected to arrive on the streaming service for at least two more years, so we can expect a lot more details about the show between then and now.

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The Lord Of The Rings is not only one of the most popular books of all time, they also made some quite popular movies out of it.

What are your theories about where and when in the Second Age the series will take us? Is that even necessary given the abundance of material in the Second Age alone? Let us know in the comment section below! Also, if you haven't read it already, do yourself a favor and get yourself a copy of Unfinished Tales, edited by Christopher Tolkien. Considered by the Third Age to be a lost civilization, Númenor experienced a schism when much of its people stopped worshiping the god Eru Ilúvatar, and rebelled against the Valar.

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