Agreed. I'm a fan of the Lemony Snicket series. It did an outing first as a film and then as a Netflix series. I thought the series might suffer but now I think it's a lot better.I'd actually like Amazon's TV series to have it's own identity. I get the feeling that's not going to happen if PJ gets involved with it.
Stick a wad load of benjimans under Andy Serkis' nose and whet his appetite ! Lol
What Andy Serkis Thinks About Returning For The Lord Of The Rings Show
“I’m not involved at all in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ series. I understand how my name could come up, but there is nothing happening with me on this project.”
“That’s not true. I had no discussions about that. I’m not a fan of comics, I’ve never read any, so I’m not particularly interested in adapting one for cinema. That’s not true at all.”
'Lord of the Rings' TV Series Teases Surprising Setting
The Amazon Prime’s Lord of the Ring series teases fans with an unexpected setting that no one saw coming.
An image of a map with the following caption: “One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them, In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.”
The quote is pulled from the verse inscribed upon the One Ring, but the map is what caught everyone’s attention. As you can see above, the frayed paper shows the open sea of Belegaer with an island in the bottom. It is there Numenor can be found, and the page followed up the map’s reveal with a rather telling teaser.
“Welcome to the Second Age,”, leaving fans to wildly speculate about Numenor’s involvement with The Lord of the Rings.
For those of you unfamiliar with the nation, it was a kingdom of Men originally established by Valar during the Second Age. It was made following Beleriand’s fall and housed both Numenoreans and Dundeains.
Banned from sailing beyond the nation’s sight, the men of Numenor lived in peace for some time before they grew to resent Valar. The men wished to explore the world and wanted eternal life, so they sailed to the east and forcefully took over sections of Middle Earth. With Sauron on the rise, Numenor would meet its tragic downfall down the line, but its survivors would go on to create the kingdoms of Armor and Gondor.
So far, there is no word on how this setting will play into the series, but fans are eager to see Numenor at its peak. Peter Jackson’s film trilogy took place far after the nation fell, and its history as a kingdom of Men makes its a simple place to start The Lord of the Rings. Moving forward, the nation’s birth and fall sets up major events in J.R.R. Tolkein’s iconic series, so here’s to hoping fans will get to enjoy Numenor for a little while before Sauron falls upon the kingdom.
According to The New Zealand Herald, parts of production will take place in New Zealand, possibly in Auckland and Queenstown.
Markella Kavenagh has been cast in Amazon's Lord of the Rings series
Details of her role are being kept under wraps, but she will play a character named Tyra on the show, sources confirm to The Hollywood