Lord of the Rings TV show may be about young Aragorn

Sam Warner

From Digital Spy

Speculation is rife as to what part of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings mythos Amazon's gazillion-dollar series will tackle.

Rumours have now surfaced that the series will at least in part focus on a younger Aragorn, a previously unexplored area in adaptations.

According to fan site TheOneRing.net, the first season will centre on the young version of the heir to Isildur, whose older incarnation played a crucial role in the original Lord of the Rings trilogy.

There may be a lot of potential here, especially given Aragorn's lifespan covers important parts of Tolkein's mythology, and he also has a brilliant character arc to boot.

Of course, this is all rumour at the moment, and Digital Spy has reached out to Amazon for comment.

As for what we do know about the Lord of the Rings TV series, it is being reported that it may cost up to $1 billion, and that it will cover "previously unexplored stories" from Tolkien's world.

However, there is talk circulating that original movie series director Peter Jackson may get involved in some way – according to his attorney Peter Nelson, a dialogue has been opened between the director and Amazon.

In terms of potential original stars that may return, Sir Ian McKellen said he may be up for reprising Gandalf, though Gollum's Andy Serkis is not so keen.

Still, given that the series may involve a younger version of Aragorn, we don't imagine Viggo Mortensen will be back.

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