Well this is disappointing. There are a huge number of stories that J.R.R. Tolkien wrote that could be used, and Middle Earth is vast with potentially hundreds of new tales to tell, but Amazon Studios’ The Lord Of The Rings series is apparently just going to focus on a young Aragorn, the character played by Viggo Mortensen in the movies. ‘The One Ring.Net’ is reporting that somebody has just been cast, though his identity has not been revealed. I feel that this is a great shame, but I guess we won’t know for sure until we see it for ourselves.
Apparently Peter Jackson has been asked to be involved in some capacity and he’s “mulling it over”. Considering how weak the Hobbit films were, I’m tempted to say that it might be better if he stayed away.