The main antagonist of The Lord of the Rings and titular villain Sauron won’t appear in the first season of the Amazon TV adaptation.
As you may have already heard, the new series takes place during the events of the Second Age, after the united might of the Valar, elves and the rest of the free peoples of Middle-earth rose up against Morgoth and conquered his evil in war. of anger. Entering the Second Age, Melkor’s second in command, Sauron, travels to the realms of men enduring the temptation of the Rings of Power, corrupting each and binding them to his will under the One Ring.
We know the show will describe news from that time period, but apparently Sauron himself, or Annatar, his elven appearance, won’t show up until Season 2. According to a scoop from TheOneRing.net, a trusted media outlet associated with it. In Tolkien’s Fantasy World News, the first season will recount events before the creation of the Rings of Power, some 500 years after the Second Age, according to the “oldest axiom in show business: always let them want more”.
Of course, even going back to the books or the film adaptation, Sauron has always been an enigmatic figure. In fact, working in the shadows and barely appearing in the flesh is what made him a compelling villain in the first place. Thus, it goes without saying that Amazon is removing a page from Peter Jackson’s book by postponing its real appearance.
But since The Lord of the Rings is supposed to cover the events of this period in its entirety, it will only be a matter of time before the big bad comes out of hiding.
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