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By Kelvin Owens

Sadly there aren’t many details available on Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series. However, Amazon just teased a Middle-earth map on Twitter, and it might give some clues about the show. 

On Wednesday, The Lord of the Rings on Prime posted its first-ever tweet. It contained a famous quote by J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of The Lord of the Rings series, who said, “I wisely started with a map.”  Two days later, this minimalistic map showed up on the series’ Twitter account, and it’s a vast, minimal landscape of mountains, oceans, and lands on Middle-earth. Amazon didn’t disclose a premiere date or casting details for the show yet.


“Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,” said the description below the map. Amazon, once again, isn’t dishing on much information here. However, Amazon is allowing fans to download and explore the Middle-earth map on its Lord of the RingsPrime site. They can zoom in via compass direction and also access the show’s social channels with a few clicks.

JD Payne and Patrick McKay are developing the series, which has a multi-season commitment, with the studio saying they are “making great progress” on the show. But they’re also taking their time with it and so aren’t in a rush to meet a start of production date.

Set in Middle-earth, the TV series is set to explore new storylines that precede the events depicted in “The Fellowship of the Ring”. A handful of social media handles for the series have been revealed including one unveiling the famed map of Middle Earth from the novels.

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