New Lord of the Rings series will focus on a young Aragorn

Will Amazon's Lord of the Ring series focus on young Aragorn?

As yet, there's no word of which actors may be involved in the series, but with budgets this high, Amazon shouldn't have problems enticing the odd A-lister. Let us know in the comments down below!

TheOneRing.net has confirmed with multiple sources that the Amazon prequel will revolve around none other than fan favorite Aragorn.

Reportedly, creator of the Lord of the Rings films and New Zealand national hero Peter Jackson had wanted to shoehorn Aragorn into his The Hobbit trilogy, in much the same way as those films included Orlando Bloom's Legolas and for much the same reasons - because film companies like familiar names and faces.

It's thought that his story will be what makes up the first season of the show, and there's plenty of room for a dramatic story arc, with Aragorn unaware of his regal lineage as a young man, and leading the intrepid Dúnedain, the noble rangers who protected the north from the ringwraiths, and their leader the Witch-king of Angmar. The character would have been around 10 during the Battle of the Five Armies, occurring at the end of The Hobbit.

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Obviously there's a large gap of time for Amazon Studios' creative team to toy with here. Now we wait to see whether it pans out.

Back in March, Reuters got their hands on some internal documents of Amazon's that detailed what their studio division planned to invest on the series. There will be at least five seasons in total, something that the Tolkien estate forced while selling rights for the epic franchise for $250 million a year ago. That's essentially the grand box office total that Jackson's three films made put together, so Amazon has a lot on its plate if it wants to break even.

The contract for the rights had a clause in it that production on the series would need to begin no more than two years after the contract was signed, otherwise the rights would lapse.

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