Lord of the Rings TV series

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  1. JD

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    I'm pretty sure Wheel of Time is going to have to have a pretty big budget too, and the effects in the first episode of The Boys were pretty damn impressive, so that's probably got at least a decent size budget.
     
  2. JD

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    A few more bits of info have come out of an interview that Tom Shippey did with Deutsche Tolkien. The first season will have 20 episodes, which is pretty long for these kinds of streaming series. He also said that they are being given a pretty good amount of freedom, since Tolkien did go into a ton of detail about The Second Age, but they are being required to follow everything that Tolkien did establish. So they can come up with their own characters, and plots, but everything will have to line up with the stuff that Tolkien did say happened.
     
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  3. The Lensman

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    Well Tolkien's stuff from the Second Age was "Big Picture" stuff, so it's not really any different than telling a story against the backdrop of say, WW2, or something. I'm much happier about a Second Age series than a young Aragorn series though.
     
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  4. Ar-Pharazon

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    Hmm, second age, Sauron and the Numenorians. Will we see my namesake? I think so.
     
  5. flavaflav

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    My enthusiasm had increased tenfold knowing this is second age shit. Very nice
     
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  7. saddestmoon

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    This series has now become my most anticipated viewing of...[whenever it gets released]

    :) I’m excited!
     
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  8. saddestmoon

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    I’m not gonna lie: I’m hoping that a line of 6-inch action figures is produced as well! I have already got a sizeable collection of Toy Biz LOTRs action figures, and a bunch of the Bridge Direct Hobbit action figures - so to add some Second Age Numenoreans (soldiers, Kings, Queens, mariners, etc) and some more Elven characters to the mix would be fantastic! :)

    Not to mention Sauron himself!
     
  9. flavaflav

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    So, I got my Ages mixed up. Still very excited about Second Age stories. Happy no 3rd Age. I've had enough there. Why is First Age off limits though? Hopefully that ban gets lifted after 3000 years of stories a few years from now. Working backwards by Age works real well though from a viewing standpoint. I gotta reread Silmarillion.
     
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