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Amazon Reveals Synopsis for 'Lord of the Rings' Series, Teases Major Character's Return!

Amazon is sharing new information about the upcoming Lord of the Rings series!

The streaming service has released the the official synopsis for the upcoming series, which is expected to debut in late 2021 or early 2022.

Here’s the synopsis obtained by TheOneRing.net: “Amazon Studios’ forthcoming series brings to screens for the very first time the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness.”

“Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.”

While it hasn’t officially been confirmed yet, it looks like Sauron – the Dark Lord who rose to power during the Second Age – could be returning for the series, as many fans believe he is the “greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen” described in the synopsis.

Last month, the Lord of the Rings series announced 20 new actors joining the cast!

Owen Wilson & Salma Hayek Star in Sci-Fi Love Story 'Bliss' - Watch the Trailer!

Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek have teamed up for a new movie!

Owen, 52, and Salma, 54, star in the upcoming sci-fi love story Bliss directed by James D. Stern heading to Amazon Prime Video.

Here’s the movie’s synopsis: “Bliss is a mind-bending love story following Greg (Wilson) who, after recently being divorced and then fired, meets the mysterious Isabel (Hayek), a woman living on the streets and convinced that the polluted, broken world around them is nothing but a computer simulation. Doubtful at first, Greg eventually discovers there may be some truth to Isabel’s wild conspiracy.”

If you missed it, Salma bared her hot bikini body in her end of the year post!

Bliss will be released on Amazon Prime Video on February 5.

New on Amazon Prime Video in January 2021 - See Every Movie & TV Show Being Added!

There is a lot of great content being added to Amazon Prime Video in January 2021 and all of these titles will be free for subscribers to view!

One of the most anticipated movies is definitely One Night in Miami, which is the feature film directorial debut of Oscar winner Regina King. The movie tells the story of one incredible night in 1964 when four icons of sports, music, and activism gathered to celebrate one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. You can expect the film to make a lot of buzz during awards season.

Some of the other highlights include Blake Lively‘s recent movie The Rhythm Section, Sophia LillisGretel & Hansel, and Tiffany Haddish‘s Like a Boss.

We also have a list of 20 Oscar contender movies for 2021 that you can watch right now at home.

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20 Oscar Contender Movies for 2021 That You Can Watch Now at Home!

If you’re looking for some great movies to watch over the holiday break, it’s the perfect time to catch up on all the contenders for the upcoming awards season!

So many of the movies that will be frontrunners for Oscars and Golden Globes are already available on the most popular streaming services like Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, and more.

It’s going to be an unusual awards season since not many movies have been released in theaters in 2020 due to the pandemic, so most contenders are exclusives to the streaming services.

While so many films are already available to stream, there are several more on the way. Hulu just acquired one of the awards frontrunners and it will likely be released in the next couple months.

Click inside to see the full list of Oscar contenders that are available now to watch at home… More Here! »

Jon Bernthal to Create & Star in New Amazon Series 'The Bottoms'

Jon Bernthal has a new show in the works!

The 44-year-old The Walking Dead and The Punisher actor is set to create, star in and co-write a new drama series The Bottoms heading to Amazon, THR reports.

Here’s the show’s synopsis: “The Bottoms will follow the interconnected systems of family structures, friends and neighbors, law enforcement, and criminality all intersecting in Shreveport, Louisiana, in the early ’90s. Set in a particularly wild corner of the Deep South, the show will examine the inflection points, the blurred lines and the human cost on all sides.”

Jon has a busy year coming up. Lined up for 2021, Jon will be appearing in movies King Richard, The Many Saints of Newark, Those Who Wish Me Dead, and Small Engine Repair. He is also attached to star in FX’s upcoming series Platform.

Jessica Simpson Teams with Amazon for Many Projects, Including a Scripted Series Based on Her Memoir

Jessica Simpson has some exciting projects in the works with Amazon!

The 40-year-old singer and fashion mogul has signed a multimedia rights deal with the company and the deal includes two upcoming television projects.

Jessica‘s memoir Open Book will be turned into a scripted series that will air on the ad-supported streaming service IMDb TV. The series will focus on the star’s life after her divorce from Nick Lachey and “on the journey to discovering herself.”

An unscripted docu-series will air on Amazon Prime Video. The show will “feature a trove of previously unseen, personal video footage Simpson recorded over the past decade and will track the ups and downs of her singing career, the start of her billion-dollar clothing business and her journey to sobriety, among other subjects,” according to THR.

Jessica‘s deal with Amazon also includes the publication of two original essays along with the audio versions of them. One essay will focus on motherhood and the other essay will focus on gratitude.

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Amazon's 'Lord of the Rings' TV Show Adds 20 New Cast Members

Amazon‘s Lord of the Rings series has added 20 new cast members.

THR has revealed the following additions have been made: Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Power), Maxim Baldry (Years and Years), newcomer Ian Blackburn, Kip Chapman (Top of the Lake), Anthony Crum (The Wilds), Maxine Cunliffe (Power Rangers Megaforce), Trystan Gravelle (The Terror), Sir Lenny Henry (Broadchurch), Thusitha Jayasundera (Broadchurch), Fabian McCallum (You, Me & The Apocalypse), Simon Merrells (Knightfall),​ Geoff Morrell (Rake), Peter Mullan (Westworld), Lloyd Owen (Viva Laughlin), Augustus Prew (The Morning Show), Peter Tait (Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), Alex Tarrant (Filthy Rich), Leon Wadham (Power Rangers Beast Morphers), Benjamin Walker (Jessica Jones) and Sara Zwangobani (Home and Away).

“The world that J.R.R. Tolkien created is epic, diverse and filled with heart. These extraordinarily talented performers, hailing from across the globe, represent the culmination of a multiyear search to find brilliant and unique artists to bring that world to life anew,” showrunners/executive producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay said in a statement. “The international cast of Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series is more than just an ensemble. It is a family. We are thrilled to welcome each of them to Middle-earth.”

Meanwhile, the stars of the Lord of the Rings movies had a reunion earlier this year that you should watch!