Since Amazon first announced that they were developing a Lord Of The Rings series, we’ve questioned what story the show would tell and what iconic characters (if any) might appear. Thankfully, that question might have been answered by popular fan site The One Ring, who recently revealed that the show would explore the younger days of Viggo Mortensen’s Aragorn.
In an extensive twitter thread, The One Ring reveals that the show will centre around a young Aragorn, while also discussing possible storylines and clarifying that the highly-anticipated series will not be a re-telling of the events of the Lord Of The Rings trilogy.Of course, this is not an official announcement from Amazon, and since the series is still in early stages of development, we don’t know what might change in the future. With that said, The One Ring is often a reliable source, and while this should be categorised as a rumour (for now), it’s still worth getting excited about.
As someone who adores both Tolkien’s books and Peter Jackson’s trilogy, I have to say that I’m incredibly excited and optimistic about this series. As a character, Aragorn has a lot of depth and there is still so much of his story that hasn’t been explored. At the time of The Fellowship of the Ring, Aragorn is 87 years old and he would have been around 10 years old during the events of The Hobbit. By focusing on a younger Aragorn, the series would give viewers a character they recognise and connect with, while also giving us new stories, new locations and both new and familiar characters in Middle Earth.
Are you excited to possibly see a younger Aragorn in the Lord Of The Rings TV series? Let us know in the comments section!
After hearing the news, I was inspired to discuss this topic on my podcast. If you’re interested in hearing what I think of an Aragorn prequel series, listen below.